Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Partners with CADIA for DEI Courses

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Classes Support Michigan Manufacturers
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Nov. 23, 2021 - PRLog -- The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) is partnering with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA) to offer several courses to manufacturers focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). The classes will be held both in person and virtually and will begin in the first quarter of 2022.

Based in Livonia, Mich., CADIA is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing DEI tools, networks, insights and practical advice to the automotive industry. The Center provides personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, compete and prosper. Working together, The Center and CADIA now are offering classes to create avenues of success for people of all diversity dimensions within the manufacturing sector:  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to Drive Business Objectives, Unconscious Bias, Bridge the Gap: Valuing Difference to Foster a Culture of Mutual Respect, Leading Remote Teams, Allyship, and Inclusion and Belonging.

"We look forward to working with The Center and their clients to help accelerate their DEI journey," said Jennifer Harding, Vice President, Business Development for CADIA. "Companies that work toward creating truly inclusive cultures will naturally experience more employee engagement and will be able pull from a greater talent pool of individuals motivated to work for an organization eager to harness the diversity of thought that this brings. Through The Center we will reach a broader audience including the hourly workforce which is an important part of any company's DEI strategy."

"The addition of DEI classes enables us to provide new and valuable training to Michigan's manufacturers," said Jamie Headley, Director of Business Development at The Center and a member of CADIA's Board of Directors. "I've seen first-hand the difference CADIA makes in company culture, and we are enthused about adding to our diverse training portfolio."

Learn more about these DEI courses, contact Jennifer Harding at jennifer@automotivediversity.org. To register for an upcoming class, visit http://www.the-center.org or email inquiry@the-center.org.

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete and to prosper. The Center offers personalized consulting services to meet the needs of clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses. The Center is closely affiliated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the shared goal of making Michigan businesses vibrant, driving GDP growth and creating new and lasting jobs. For more information, visit http://www.the-center.org.

The Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA) is a learning and advisory organization focused on diversity equity and inclusion. Its mission is to double the number of diverse leaders in the automotive industry by 2030. CADIA is championing diverse talent, driving systemic change, and supporting leadership commitment.
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