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1 Doug Fertuck Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) CAAT Education Programs “The Resurgence of the Auto Industry in Michigan” November 8, 2013

2 About the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Located at Macomb Community College South Campus Partnered with Wayne State University Became an Advanced Technological Education Center in 2010 funded by the National Science Foundation ($2.8M Grant) Mission – Advance the preparation of skilled technicians for the automotive industry’s more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. – Be a regional resource for developing and disseminating advanced automotive technology education.

3 Macomb CC Automotive Programs Automotive Technology Program – NATEF Certified Automotive Training – Manufacturer Programs GM ASEP Chrysler CAP (Coming Soon) – Hybrid Electric Vehicle / Alternative Fuel Courses Certificate Options – Certificate in Automotive Technology – Electric Vehicle Development Technology Certificate

4 MCC Automotive Programs (Cont’d) Degree Options – Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology – Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology 2+2 Career Pathways – WSU Bachelor of Science in Electric Transportation Technology

5 CAAT’s Strategic Priorities Focus on Automotive Technicians in Community Colleges Increasing the flow of students through the pipeline to jobs Collaboration across Educational Institutions Partnerships with Industry

6 Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) - a Key CAAT Partner Michigan’s first Skills Alliance focused on Green technologies Voice of Industry to the education community: – Industry led Alliance – Provides Industry Awarded Credentials – Promotes Cross Institution Partnering – Primary input and feedback source for curriculum development EV Technician Certificate Developed by MCC – Source of Material for National STEM Certificate

7 MAGMA Members A&D Technology A123 Systems American Axle ASI Systems Behr Bluwav Systems Center for Professional Studies Chrysler Compact Power, Inc. / LG Chem Power Continental Automotive Systems - CAS Division Delphi DENSO Detroit Diesel DELEG / BWT Eaton Corporation EcoMotors International, Inc. ESD - Engineering Society of Detroit ETAS (Engineering Tools and Systems) FEV, Inc. Ford Motor Company General Motors Global Technology Associates (GTA) Grand Valley State University Henry Ford Community College Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Center Kettering University Lawrence Technological University Lear Corporation Macomb Community College Magna Powertrain Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michigan State University Michigan Technological University M-TEC at Henry Ford Community College Nissan Technical Center North America Ricardo, Inc. SAE International Schoolcraft College Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Toyota University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Michigan - Dearborn Wayne State University Western Michigan University

8 EV Development Technology Certificate Course #ClassCredit Hours AUTO 1000Automotive Systems3 TMTH 1150RCL Analysis4 ELEC 1161Electronic Technology I3 ELEC 1171Electric Technology II3 AUTO 2920Introduction to EV Propulsion Systems3 ELEC 2913Motors & Controls for EV’s & Industrial Applications 3 ELEC 2915Advanced Energy Storage3 ELEC 2914EV Data Acquisition, Sensors and Control Systems 3 Elective3 TOTAL28

9 EV Technician Certificate Articulation and Associated Jobs

10 Electric Vehicle Development Technology Certificate 1-year program, 28-credit hours Program initially linked to DOL grant for displaced workers First cohort started January 2013 – 19 students started 3 Bachelor Degrees 7 Associate Degrees – 13 students completed 7 placed into internships/placements 2 returned to school 4 still seeking internships/placements 10

11 11 Other Career Opportunities Industries where automotive technician skills apply: Communications Solar Wind Turbines Smart Grid Charging Infrastructure Service and maintenance Etc…

12 What Else Can CAAT Do for You? Curriculum Development and Dissemination: – Seed Funding for development and adaptation of curricula – Website library for access to developed curricula

13 Automotive Systems and Subsystems Pre-productionProductionPost-Production Research  Design  Development  Testing Tooling  Manufacturing  Assembly  Operations Service  Reuse  Recycle HEV/EV Vehicle Systems XX – Energy Storage x XX – Motors, Controls, and Components x X Advanced Engine Systems X x X Alternate Fuel Propulsion Systems X x X Light-weighting and materials XX Intelligent Vehicles X x X CAAT Seed Funding Projects for Curriculum Development LTU Mechatronics L&CCC Hybrid Service GRCC Battery Mfg. Ivy Tech Smart Grid Integration GVSU Battery Reclamation LCC Training Modules Note: Italicized subjects are new

14 CAAT Website ( Launched in October, 2012 CAAT Website Features – Content for Educators, Industry/Employers, Students – Advanced Automotive Technologies Area – Current Industry Related News and Events – Seed Funding Information – FREE Resource Library with searchable content

15 CAAT Website ( – FREE Resource Library (Continued) Classroom Ready Educational Resources – Classroom Activities, Curriculum & Homework, Labs & Lesson Plans, Presentations & Reports, Complete Modules and Courses, Industry Reports, etc. 77 Total Resources and Growing – 17 Seed Funding / 13 Macomb Community College / 47 Other Sources

16 CAAT Website Usage Website Usage is Growing Significantly – Over 800 Visits Last Month 60% Domestic, 40% International Visitors from 76 Countries

17 Resource Library Usage is Growing 149 Resource Downloads Last Month How are the Resources Being Used?

18 What’s on Our Path to the Future? Developing stronger industry relationships Gathering curriculum for dissemination Increasing collaboration with other schools Maximizing impact of website Generating new seed funding projects Increasing the number of impacted students through the pipeline

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