Walsh Novi Campus Hosts Open House, Free Career Development Workshop: Walsh College is hosting an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at its Novi campus, 41500 Gardenbrook Road (off of Meadowbrook, just north of Grand River Avenue). A free career development workshop will take place at 5 p.m. Application fees for undergraduate and graduate students will be waived and refreshments will be provided by Sam’s Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a Walsh Academic Advisor (no appointment necessary; bring college transcripts); learn about transferring to Walsh College (up to 82 college credits to Walsh); and learn more about academic programs, online degrees, financial aid, student organizations, and Career Services. A special, free workshop, “Beat the Competition: How your Walsh Business Degree Can Lead to Building Your Polished Personal Brand” will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Walsh College Career Services employees will lead the workshop; covering current dynamic careers in business; career opportunities available through your degree program and essential action steps to secure a job. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/openhouse or email admissions@walshcollege.edu.

Fasttrac New Venture Classes Start In December: A 10-week business development class featuring the nationally acclaimed FastTrac NewVenture curriculum will be presented by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center starting in December at locations in Southfield and Southgate. This program helps entrepreneurs evaluate business opportunities and develop an action plan for owning their own business. Written by entrepreneurs for aspiring entrepreneurs, NewVenture offers essential business information to help develop entrepreneurial skills and build a business on a strong foundation. Classes begin in Southfield at the Michigan First Credit Union and in Southgate at the Downriver Community Conference. The classes will continue in January and conclude in March. To be eligible for NewVenture, participants must complete a combined Pre-Business Research and FastTrac Orientation class. These free workshops are being held though out the region at various locations through December. If you are a business owner who wants to understand which research sources to use for your business plan and where to find the information you need, you need to attend this workshop. In addition, attendees to this workshop will receive a special orientation to the FastTrac NewVenture Program which will make participants eligible for special state-sponsored scholarships for the $700 program.Locations and dates for the Pre-Business Research & FastTrac Orientation classes are: TechTown, 440 Burroughs, Detroit: Wednesdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. Oakland County Business Center, Waterford Township, Tuesday, Nov. 2; Downriver Community Conference, Southgate, Thursday, Nov. 4; Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Thursday, Nov. 18; Monroe Community College, Tuesday, Nov. 9. Call (734) 487-0902 to register for the Pre-Business Research & FastTrac orientation closest to you or visit the online training calendar (and search Business Start-Up) at www.misbtdc.org/region9.

Fisher/Unitech to Exhibit in Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Show: Troy-based Fisher/Unitech, a product lifecycle management product and service provider, today announced it will showcase SolidWorks 3D mechanical design software and the uPrint Personal 3D Printer at the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Show in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 20-21. AMTS, produced by the Dayton Tooling & Manufacturing Association, expects to draw over 3,000 professionals from disciplines such as robotics, energy-related parts, medical devices, laser cutting, welding and more.  The show is free to attend and will be held at the Dayton Airport Expo Center. The Fisher/Unitech booth will be staffed with experts ready to demonstrate the SolidWorks family of design products including 3D CAD, Design Validation, Product Data Management, and Documentation software. See first-hand the uPrint Personal 3D Printer in action, which uses production-grade thermoplastic to produce 3D models for visualization, collaboration and functional testing. More www.funtech.com.

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