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Leaders and Innovators event at LTU Feb. 16, ‘Starting a Business’

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – If you’re ready to start a business, an event Thursday, Feb. 16 at Lawrence Technological University will help you figure out how.

LTU is hosting the next WWJ Newsradio 950 “Leaders and Innovators” breakfast session Feb. 16 on the topic “Starting a Business: Entrepreneurism.” The event begins with networking and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The discussion and a question-and-answer session runs from 8 to 9 a.m.

This event will feature expert advice on the steps would-be entrepreneurs need to take to get their businesses up and running. Attendees will find out what resources are available to new companies in the Detroit area.

The event is hosted by WWJ Business Editor Murray Feldman. Panelists are to include Jack Aronson, founder of Clean Planet Foods and Garden Fresh Gourmet, and Karen Evans, director of LTU’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology Business Accelerator.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaders-innovators-series-starting-a-businessentrepreneurism-21617-tickets-26907144995. The event is free.

Future Leaders and Innovators events include “Social Media and the Small Business” on Thursday, March 16, and “Work-Life Balance” on Thursday, April 13.

Lawrence Technological University, http://www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

ESD’s Magee Talks Job Fair On Fox 2, Podcast

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit visited Fox 2 Detroit’s Job Shop and the M2 TechCast Monday.

ESD Executive Director Robert Magee appeared Monday 6 on Job Shop, the popular Fox 2 TV career news segment, hosted by Fox 2 news anchor Murray Feldman.

Magee spoke about ESD’s 2015 Fall Engineering and Technology Job Fair, which is being held Monday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Here’s a link to the interview.

On Monday afternoon, Magee also spoke about the Job Fair and other ESD initaitives on the M2TechCast, a new technology news podcast featuring Matt Roush, ESD’s Director of Communications and Public Relations, and longtime Michigan technology journalist Mike Brennan, who runs the MichiganTechnologyNews.com website. That podcast, part of the Podcast Detroit family of internet radio show, is produced live on the web at 3 p.m. Mondays at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. It’s available for download by Wednesday mornings at that same website, as well as on http://www.soundcloud.com and on iTunes.

The Job Fair will feature exhibits from more than 50 employers, who will be offering more than 2,000 available positions in all forms of engineering, IT, science, the skilled trades, sales, administration and more.

ESD Tech Tour Results Highlighted On Fox2 News

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Fall Tech Tour was the subject of a “Job Shop” news segment on WJBK Fox2 news Tuesday morning.

Fox2 anchor Murray Feldman interviewed Matt Roush, ESD Director of Communications and Public Relations, on the results of the Tour, which was conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 7.

In visits to seven universities over nine days, Roush found that Michigan schools are rapidly boosting enrollment in engineering disciplines — Michigan State University has increased enrollment from 3,000 to 5,000 in engineering since 2010, and Western Michigan University’s $74 million College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building, which opened less than 10 years ago, is within 100 students of being at capacity.

Even Michigan schools not traditionally associated with engineering programs, like Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University, are seeing huge increases in engineering enrollment and are adding new programs.

However, it still might not be enough — the Congressional Research Office says the United States will add more than a million engineering and science jobs in the decade ahead, and the U.S. is running hundreds of thousands of trained engineers and scientists short of being able to fill them.

Bottom line? It’s a great time to be a STEM student — your skills will be in high demand.

To view the interview segment, visit this link.