Education

Auto-shop class is a win-win for high school grads, dealerships that need mechanics

8:16 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Two years out of high school, Evan Fischbach is earning $40,000 a year. His secret: shop class. Fischbach, 19, has known he wanted to work on cars ever since he took an automotive class in his junior year of high school in Saline, Mich. His college-educated parents wondered if he was aiming too low....
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Ford creates Mulally engineering scholarship

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford is creating a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. Under the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program, Ford will award 10 onetime $10,000 scholarships annually to sophomore or junior engineering students at universities around the world....
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Northwood will cut Texas undergrad program

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Northwood University, a leading training ground for future auto dealers, will close one of its three U.S. residential campuses on Monday, June 30....
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Northwood University in Texas to end residential program, expand others

3:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Northwood University, in a nod to rapidly changing learning models in higher education, plans to close residential operations at its Cedar Hill, Texas, campus on June 30....
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NORA NAUGHTON

Mazda revs up teens' interest in math, science and auto careers

2:28 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
With the ongoing shortage of engineers in the auto industry, Mazda is heading straight to the source....
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THE GM RECALL

GM issues 4 more recalls covering 2.4 million U.S. vehicles

11:39 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
General Motors is recalling 2.42 million cars, trucks and SUVs in four separate safety recalls in the United States, raising its recall total for the year to more than 13.6 million vehicles. GM said today that it expects to take a second-quarter charge of about $400 million, mostly to cover the cost of recalls announced during the period. That includes a $200 million charge from five recalls that GM announced late last week....
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More vehicles, walkers join accident prevention study

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The University of Michigan plans to triple the number of study vehicles outfitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the next phase of a road test of equipment designed to prevent accidents....
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Barra is first GMI graduate to be auto CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Here's another bit of Mary Barra trivia: She's the first graduate of General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) to become CEO of GM or any automaker....
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A crushing loss: School's out for vintage Vipers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
It's a sight almost too painful for sports car aficionados to view: a large backhoe crashing down on a perfectly good classic Dodge Viper and crushing the life out of it. It's happening to 93 Vipers at vocational schools across the country....
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Northwood honors dealers who support education

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Northwood University in Midland, Mich., will present 10 Dealer Education Awards at a breakfast Sunday at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place....
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Ford teams with universities on automated driving research

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Ford said today it is launching a new research project into automated driving technology with two top universities in the United States....
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New Northwood degrees target GM dealership staff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
General Motors has partnered with Northwood University to offer bachelor's and master's degrees tailored for GM dealership employees. Northwood will offer a 30-month executive MBA program that mixes in GM-specific case studies and projects....
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