UM Sets Startup Career Fair: Students from all across the University of Michigan will attend this career fair exclusive to startups on Jan. 16 in Ann Arbor. The career fair will specifically target top-ranked College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, and School of Art and Design students seeking internships and employment opportunities. For more information and to register for the event, click here.
Baker College Hosting Charlevoix Event Dec. 11 For High Tech Manufacturing Training: Baker College of Cadillac will host a free open house for prospective students to learn about Baker’s computer numerical control and advanced manufacturing career programs and related job opportunities. The open house is set for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at ACAT Global, 5339 M-66 North, Charlevoix. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 13, and will be held at Charlevoix High School. At the open house, attendees will have the opportunity to see CNC and advanced manufacturing technology in a real work environment (ACAT Global recently started production of lightweight catalytic converters and connecting rods); meet instructor David Dewey; review program curriculum and textbooks; meet admissions representatives and learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that determines financial aid eligibility; and schedule a tour of the state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology and robotics lab at Charlevoix High school. Dewey, a native of Northern Michigan and graduate of Lake Superior State University, has more than 10 years of manufacturing experience as an engineer performing product design, testing and certification. Baker College and ACAT Global have partnered with Charlevoix Public Schools and Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to help meet urgent training needs for a new generation of workers with expertise in advanced manufacturing technology. These manufacturing programs include certificate and associate degree options. The CNC operator certificate program provides essential CNC knowledge and experience needed to operate today’s technologically advanced manufacturing lathes, turning centers, mills, routers and other machines. It requires 37 college credits that can be completed in three 10-week quarters, including a 120-hour internship. CNC operators use machine tools to perform cutting, drilling, shaping and finishing products or component parts. On a larger scale, these skills can be applied to building roller coasters, jets, drones and cars, for example. For an advanced manufacturing technology associate degree, students continue to take classes for an addtional year. They focus on advanced software training in Mastercam, AutoCAD and SolidWorks in order to design new products and write CNC programs to manufacture them. For more information about the open house and about the new advanced manufacturing and CNC programs, call the Baker College of Cadillac admissions office at (231) 876-3119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.