The mission of the Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) is to provide rapid skill growth in emerging technologies for advanced mobility to meet industry needs.
1. Prepare individuals for emerging technologies in connected, autonomous, lightweight, hybrid, electric, alternative fuel, and other advanced vehicle technologies through rapid/accelerated training and re-training.
2. Target the training to displaced and incumbent engineers, engineering students, displaced and incumbent technicians, and technician program students.
3. When possible, seek and provide funding to help employers or individuals access training.
This MAGMA One-Pager provides a MAGMA summary, including its mission, objectives, impacts, and partners.
Who is MAGMA?
The Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) is a consortium that includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier suppliers, educational institutions, workforce organizations, and state government whose goal is to address the automotive industry’s skills and training needs, particularly around connected and automated vehicles (CAV). The initiative was established in 2009 by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and State of Michigan, along with automotive manufacturing employers and educational institutions. Since 2013, the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) has convened and facilitated MAGMA, which aims to better assist Michigan’s rapidly changing automotive industry as it moves towards CAV, cybersecurity, embedded software systems, and other emerging technologies.
Through a proven partnership approach, MAGMA provides a neutral platform for industry to collectively assess their talent skill gaps across all vehicle systems, technologies, and processes. Those needs are then addressed through MAGMA-approved education and training programs, which have been vetted by an industry-led review process. Through its partnerships with many workforce and economic development agencies, MAGMA has access to a variety of industry trend reports and experts that further assist industry in staying relevant.
For more information about MAGMA’s convener, WIN, please visit WINintelligence.org. You can also download WIN’s download WIN’s 2017 Annual Report for information about WIN-led initiatives, including MAGMA.