Design & Manufacturing Alliance

Design & Manufacturing Alliance

 DMA Mission: To encourage and foster communication, networking, and partnerships among design and manufacturing industry companies, their professional associations, government, and educators across Southeast Michigan.

The DMA supports educational networking with design and manufacturing organizations, their professional associations, and government offices to ensure accurate career information is available to students, and academic programs and curricula are developed that are appropriate to the skills required for the jobs that do (and will) exist in these industries.

The DMA encourages and arranges design and manufacturing opportunities, e.g. tours, internships, co-ops and job shadowing for educators and students.

 November 6, 2015
DMA Conference at OCC-AH

"The Skilled Worker Shortage in Michigan"

During a recent visit to Macomb Community College, President Obama said that workers must get skills to compete and warned it's not enough to be strong and
want to work. He stressed the need for college, apprenticeships or other training beyond high school. Additionally, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said in an
interview that the administration wants to boost apprenticeships — especially among women and minorities who haven't always sought out such programs.

To see what opportunities exist in the area of apprenticeships, please plan to attend the DMA fall conference at OCC-AH campus in conference room G240 entitled: "The Skilled Worker Shortage in Michigan".

Please note that there is NO conference charge, but pre-registration is appreciated. 




Time Subject Speaker
 8:00 a.m.  Registration & Coffee/Tea/Rolls  
 8:30 a.m.  OCC - AH Welcome

 Tim Taylor, President
  Oakland Community College - AH Campus

8:40 a.m.   Introductions and Agenda (OISD Transition Chart) Keith Deyer - DMA 
8:45 a.m.  Keynote: CAR Automotive Talent Study Kristen Dziczek - Center for Automotive Research 
9:15 a.m.  WIN Skilled Trades Data   David Palmer - Workforce Intelligence Network
9:45 a.m.  Q & A with Kristin & David Keith Deyer - Moderator 
10:00 a.m.   Break  
10:20 a.m.  DOL Registered Apprenticeship Programs Russ Davis - US Department of Labor 
10:40 a.m.   Employee in Training (EIT) Phil Crockett - Oakland Community College
Vickie Gordon - Macomb Community College 
 11:00 a.m. MAT2 Program Overview   Chris Knapp - Talent Investment Agency
11:20 a.m.   Q & A with Russ, Chris, Phil & Vickie Keith Deyer - Moderator 
11:45 a.m. Wrap-up/Summary   Keith Deyer
12:00 p.m.   Lunch & Networking