PRESS RELEASE: Michigan STEM Partnership, MTAM to host STEM Career Showcase at TIM Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. – July 17, 2017 – Technology in Motion (TIM), Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and the Michigan STEM Partnership announced that they have joined forces to create a STEM Career Showcase at the inaugural TIM Detroit conference and trade show. TIM Detroit, scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2017, will feature a STEM Village of exhibitors for the duration of the event, including STEM-focused speakers and activities on September 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
“Careers in the STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering & Math) fields are the fastest-growing careers in the global marketplace and they’re also the most in-demand jobs in Michigan,” said Gary Farina, Executive Director at the Michigan STEM Partnership. “Partnering with TIM Detroit and MTAM on the STEM Career Showcase provides a real-world platform for the Michigan STEM Partnership and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan to demonstrate exactly what it takes to prepare the next generation for careers in the automotive and technology fields.”
TIM Detroit is a three-day event co-produced by Crain Communications and MSX International, and will serve as the intersection of automotive and technology, highlighting the rapidly-growing interest in connectivity, autonomy, mobility and the shared economy. It will highlight the future of mobility by showcasing the most advanced technology for the next generation of vehicles. TIM Detroit will also include on-site events, product exhibitions and presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s leading innovators.
“It is not only critical that we engage students in a program like this to clearly demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of working in the automotive and technical industries and living in Detroit, but many of our sponsors, participants and exhibitors coming to TIM Detroit have a direct need for highly trained, technically skilled and creative workers,” said Dave Graff, senior vice president of Global Sales for MSX International.
The STEM Careers Village will feature exhibits from companies seeking to increase awareness among students, parents and educators on the mobility / connected technologies career opportunities that exist for students to pursue, and the type of education and skills required to succeed in such careers. The STEM Career Showcase will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, videos from STEM professionals, interactive opportunities and more to increase enthusiasm about pursuing STEM-related careers.
Students from local universities and high schools will be given complimentary attendance and will be invited to attend and participate in event demonstrations. They will also be able to view the TIM Pitch Competition – where start-ups showcase their innovations to industry leaders – as well as the Hack-a-thon, which will challenge software experts to solve specific tasks. The TIM Pitch Competition will take place starting Sept. 6 at 3:00 pm and continuing into Sept. 7, when the winners are announced. The Hack-a-thon will take place throughout the event.
In addition, TIM Detroit will host a panel on recruitment, designed to highlight how changes in the auto and technology industries will impact what it will take for employers to hire, and for employees to get hired. “We’re already seeing drastic changes in how people work in the automotive and tech industries, from globalization, to remote offices, to the impact that smart phones are having on how we do our jobs today – and these trends will continue,” said Graff. “Our goal is to help our attendees understand where it’s going and what they can expect in the future.”
For more information, including the event agenda, visit www.timdetroit.com
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