Dr. Robert McMahan and Amy Cell, Senior VP for Talent Enhancement, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will keynote a conference titled: “Experiential Education – Solving Michigan’s Skills Crisis”, which will be held in the International Room on Friday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. This conference is sponsored by The Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA) and Kettering University.

The conference will highlight a variety of best practices in experiential education at various educational levels and create a dialogue with industry representatives about how opportunities for experiential education might be increased across Southeast Michigan. The conference theme was selected in the knowledge that Michigan’s growing economy needs skilled employees at all levels and most employers would like new employees who possess a combination of skill and experience. The Design and Manufacturing Alliance asked Kettering to host this discussion because of Kettering’s outstanding reputation in experiential education practice.

More than 140 educators and some employers from across Southeast Michigan have already registered to attend. Plus, more than 20 “Best Practices” table tours will be active from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., including Hurley Hospital, Mott Community College’s Fab Lab, Right Skills Now, Young Inventors and many more.

Faculty & Staff interested in attending a portion or all of the conference are encouraged to drop by at anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hope to see you there!