DETROIT, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAE International's Professional Development department actively supports the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) through participation on the governing board, the advisory group, the curriculum expansion committee, and the evaluation committee.
MAGMA was created in response to the rapid growth in the renewable energy sector. It was done so by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, in collaboration with automotive manufacturing employers, educational institutions and Michigan Works! and in conjunction with the Governor's No Worker Left Behind Green Jobs Initiative.
Kevin Perry, EdD, manager of Professional Development for SAE International, sits on MAGMA's governing board. He said the support of MAGMA is a natural choice for SAE International. "MAGMA's mission to provide rapid skill growth in green technology solutions for advanced mobility to meet industry needs fits in perfectly with the continuing education goals we have at SAE International. In supporting MAGMA, we see an excellent opportunity to help the automotive industry leverage the appropriate and relevant green technologies."
As part of the support, SAE International will provide marketing communications activities that encourage additional automotive companies to participate with and support MAGMA, as well as raise awareness among the engineer and technician population about available programs.
More information about MAGMA, including its mission, objectives, and education and training providers can be found at http://www.sae.org/training/magma/
MAGMA – An Alliance to Skill Workers for Green Mobility Jobs
In response to the rapid growth in the renewable energy sector, the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth collaborated with automotive manufacturing employers and educational institutions to establish the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) in conjunction with the Governor's No Worker Left Behind Green Jobs Initiative.
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