Education

Honda launches $1 million campaign to draw Ohio students to manufacturing

12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

Honda is joining a push in Ohio to interest middle and high school students in manufacturing careers, a move stemming from increasing concerns about possible future shortages of qualified workers....
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BEST PRACTICES

Victory Automotive plants seeds in the classroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Rodger Olson, COO of Victory Automotive Group in suburban Detroit, makes no apologies for being a retail geek as he lectures undergraduate students in his class on retail sales at the University of Michigan. Whether it's comparing the franchise models of Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's or measuring the success of 7-Eleven convenience stores' rollout in Taiwan, Olson can speak with the authority of someone deeply immersed in his chosen subject....
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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Art program could help shape auto industry's next creative minds

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014

Thursday night, I went to a fundraiser, called #onthefridge, for Art Road. The group's latest art on display was cool, but I was more drawn to some of the earlier years’ artworks, especially those related to cars....
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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

BLOG: 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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