Southfield (CBS Detroit) - With drones, robotics and artificial intelligence impacting how we work, live and play, the impact of this technology revolution will grow and have an even more dramatic impact on Michigan in the years ahead.
The ability of young people to adapt and be prepared with better skills is vital not only to their livelihoods but for businesses and our region's long term prospects.
Are we prepared for that future?
Watch an encore presentation of CBS 62's "Eye on the Future: Gearing Up for Jobs of Tomorrow" 11:30 am Sunday as Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, and Paul Pytlowany, Videographer /Editor, take viewers on a trip across our region to showcase some unique initiatives and talk with leaders.
This special is the latest in in CBS 62's award winning "Eye On The Future" series looking at critical issues impacting Michigan's long term prospects.
Among initiatives highlighted in "Gearing Up for the Jobs of Tomorrow:"
*Winning Futures: an educational program started by the late auto dealer Sam Cupp to expose more high school students to careers in technology, healthcare and more. Warren Mott High School is featured as HAP, LIFT and Magna are also involved.
*Herman A Breithaupt Career and Technical Center where high school students and young adults are gaining skills for jobs of the future in culinary and technology fields. Quicken, Ford are among those pitching in to help more Detroiters learn about vocational skills.
Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies where children are being exposed to and learning about robotics as they get ready for the FIRST Robotics World Championship taking place in Detroit this April . Students from Novi High School are also involved as they are helping young children in Detroit learn about science and robotics.
*ECOTEK Lab where children interested in science and technology are learning about careers and getting real world experiences in its labs as they work on projects for NASA and others.
The CBS 62 crew also stopped by DTE, the Michigan Science Center, Quicken Loans, Oakland University, Ford, Rush Group, Barton Malow and Grand Circus to talk to leaders about these issues.
Among those appearing on Michigan Matters:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Science Center
Michigan Science Center
Watch MICHIGAN MATTERS: Eye On The Future - Gearing Up For Jobs Of Tomorrow, Sunday at 11:30am on CBS 62
for more features.