Advance Michigan Catalyst Information Session

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Name: Advance Michigan Catalyst Information Session
Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

America’s Promise, locally called Advance Michigan Catalyst, a U.S. Department of Labor grant funded to provide occupational training in robotics and automation pathways, is hosting an employer orientation meeting on December 7 at Automation Alley. The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), in partnership with Macomb Community College (MCC) and Oakland Community College (OCC), Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!, and Oakland County Michigan Works!, invites employers to hear first-hand from project representatives and graduates of the program.

MCC and OCC have designed programs to help students obtain the high-demand, high skills, and confidence needed to be the region’s next robotics technicians. Upon successful completion of these programs, students earn their OSHA 10 Card, FANUC 1 Certification, PLC Certification, a Certificate of Completion from the college. In addition, participants will be prepared to take the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Level 1 Exam. Participants will interview with local robotics and automation firms at the conclusion of the program.


8:30-9 a.m. Continental breakfast, networking and registration
9-10:30 a.m. Presentations
10:30 -11 a.m. Q&A period


  • Rana Al-Igoe, Director, Work-Based Initiatives, WIN
  • Sandra Bachert & Kristen Charlton, Oakland Community College, Economic & Workforce Development
  • Mike Draheim, Career Planner, Macomb County Michigan Works!
  • Denise Van Hee, Director , Oakland County Michigan Works! Troy
  • Holger Ekanger, WCE Director, Engineering & Advanced Technology, Macomb Community College, M-TEC
Automation Alley
Woodward Auditorium
2675 Bellingham
Troy, MI 48083
Date/Time Information:
Dec. 7, 2018 
8:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
Contact Information:
Contact Rana Al-Igoe at
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