Henry Ford Community College is one of two community colleges in Michigan equipped for mechatronics training through the Michigan Advanced Technician Training program, which starts this fall.
OCC has been involved in apprenticeship training since the college opened in 1965. Although technology has vastly changed since the ‘60s, the hands-on classroom teaching method, featuring state of the art laboratories, has remained consistent.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s newest career academy, Mechatronics, is being renamed to better describe the training and type of employment that graduates can expect to attain. The new training program is now called the Mechatronic Systems Technician Academy. This training program will prepare students to perform the work of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical equipment that is controlled by electronic and computer driven components.
Fueled by significant growth with domestic OEMs, Brose North America, Inc., the leading manufacturer of mechatronic components and systems for vehicle bodies and interiors, signed a purchase agreement for an existing 380,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in New Boston.
Lawrence Technological University and the Thuringia Center for Innovation and Mobility, which is associated with Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany, have signed a three-year agreement to cooperate in the development of mechatronic vehicle systems and other innovative technologies for “green” mobility such as hybrid and electric ground vehicles.
Saginaw-based Nexteer Automotive said last week that it is now hiring both new and experienced professionals in software engineering and mechatronics, a field that combines mechanical and electrical engineering. Nexteer’s development of electric power steering, […]