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Featured Events




TARDEC Industry Days

Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TARDEC Industry Days serves as a forum to provide information on TARDEC’s mission and technology focus, to include technology roadmaps, planned spending, and opportunities for collaboration with industry, academia and other government partners. Presentations by TARDEC Technology Directorates will be augmented by the ability for participants to sign up for individual meetings with technology leads for open discussion.
Location: John Lewis Conference Center, Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren


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Top Tools to Help and Retain Top Talent

Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Developing an effective team can be a daunting task. Not only is the challenge attracting and retaining top talent, but also finding the best ways to develop talent along the way. Join HR Pro at Automation Alley for a roundtable discussion to move you from ideas to execution in order to build your team and become a talent magnet. Learn about all the helpful tools out there designed to simplify the process and to help support your efforts. All tools are not created equal. Do you have the time to investigate and vet out what will work best for your organization? From supporting your employee benefit offerings to increasing communication and assisting in employee hiring practices, you will be given a comprehensive toolbox to complement your engagement efforts.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy


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9th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX)

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To provide opportunities for government and industry to come together to deliver the best tools and services to the warfighter.  Hundreds of hands-on indoor and outdoor displays an networking opportunities.
Location: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren



Defense Contract Audit Agency: Audit Guidance for Small Business | Part One of a Two Part Series

Thursday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon
Join The Schoolcraft College PTAC and The Macomb Regional PTAC in the first of a two part series featuring the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Join The PTAC of Schoolcraft and The Macomb Regional PTAC in the first of a two part series featuring the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). In this first training, a DCAA representative will present an overview of DCAA, its mission, organizational structure and types of audits performed; an overview of regulatory criteria to establish an adequate accounting system and the importance of reading your contract to identify, understand and consolidate key contract provisions. No fee to attend. Part Two of the series will be held at Macomb Community College on June 21, 2018.
Location: Schoolcraft College | VisTaTech Center, VT 425, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia


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Identifying Talent from Underserved Populations

Monday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Today employers need to maximize their hiring strategies to fill the thousands of job vacancies, yet there are population groups that rarely get an opportunity to compete for those jobs. Join Automation Alley for a Lunch 'n' Learn seminar aimed at helping employers uncover those hidden resources, how to effectively recruit and train new employees and the organizations that can be a resource. This event is intended for HR specialists, recruiters and small and medium business owners with job openings.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy


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Starting a Business

Thursday, May 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: City of Richmond, 36725 Division Road, Richmond



Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101

Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon
Did you know the federal government purchased in FY 2017 approximately $446 billion dollars of goods and services? If you're interested in diversifying your business into the federal government marketplace, find out what you need to do to get started. In addition, learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process. 
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, Room 138, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren