By: Sarah Martin, News Editor

The North American International Auto Show is set to begin this Saturday, and for the first time the Future Automotive Career exposition will a part of the expo, according to a press release by the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development. It will be at location of the AutoMobili-D part of the auto show in Cobo Hall.

“We are thrilled to showcase the great job opportunities in Michigan – and show what we are doing to continue developing a skilled workforce, to continue attracting employers to our state, and help businesses already in Michigan to grow and thrive,” says Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development.

According to the press release, “attendees will hear from employers, educators, and government leaders about what skills are needed for great careers in the automotive industry, and where people can get training they need for these jobs.”

The event is also in partnership with TED. After listening to the speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with participating companies about open positions and how they can apply.

Some of the companies in attendance will be Hitachi, General Motors, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Siemens PLM Software, and many more.

The event will be open on Jan. 20-21, the first two public days of the auto show.