Career Jump Start - September 30, 2014

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Career Jump Start Newsletter

September 30, 2014

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DASI Solutions - Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program

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Registered Apprenticeship is a national system that offers on-the-job training in many of today’s sought after careers through partnership and businesses like yours. DASI Solutions is now offering an Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship registered through the US Department of Labor.

This two-year apprenticeship program consists of the following classes:

DASI Solutions Classes

DASI Solutions also offers many SolidWorks Certification Exams. Learn more about the certification program and how to prepare. No class is required, so you can do it all from the comfort of your home or office. Get the details here and take the exam whenever you are ready.

For More information Contact :
Annette Norris  Cell: 248.410.9896   Phone: 248.333.2996 x 257 or

MAT2 Wins Educational Program of the Year Award

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Earlier this month, the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program received the Educational Program of the Year Award at the 14th Annual Automation Alley Awards Gala at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

MAT2 first launched in September 2013 with a mechatronics cohort at Henry Ford College and Oakland Community College. The program was created in order to address two critical issues facing manufacturing and technology employers in Michigan: a widening skills gap and an aging workforce. The 2014 launch of additional cohorts for new occupational programs of technical product design and information technology, in addition to a second cohort for mechatronics, marks the significant amount of progress and momentum that the initiative has gained over the past year.

This past August, new cohorts were launched in coordination with Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, and 24 employers.

New programs are set to be developed for 2015 and beyond, and will include additional academic providers throughout the state, as well as increased involvement from manufacturing and technology companies interested in participating in this innovative and employer-driven educational model.

Applications for the 2015 MAT2 cohorts are now available! High school seniors, recent high school graduates, and anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in manufacturing and technology can learn more about this program and apply by visiting

Student Career Workshop – October 28th

Student Career Workshop

To register for this opportunity, click here. 

For more information contact Diane Finch at

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) is an enrichment program that offers classes in the arts, science and technology to students 2nd through 8th grades who have potential in the visual or performing arts, science, and technology or those students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability in a particular subject area.

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For more information contact Fred Ford at

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