This month, auto industry leaders and influencers gathered at the annual Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Michigan. And while the focus was on the future of the industry and the technologies that will drive it, there also was formal and informal discussions about the talent necessary to get the industry where it wants to be.
As part of a panel discussion, Kara Grasso, vice president of Strategic Operations at DENSO, spoke about how automotive and mobility companies can attract and retain technical talent as well as how a diverse workforce enables greater innovative thinking, brings different perspectives to the decision-making process and accelerates the pace of R&D.
In addition to having Grasso share her talent attraction insight, DENSO also sponsored the MBS Student Program, which provides undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry to participate in the event. Students had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and executives to learn about current issues the industry faces as well as get first-hand experience with some of the advanced technologies that will be on future vehicles.
These activities, along with our IGNITE program, which offers new hires the opportunity to work in different jobs at various DENSO locations for two years, are ways in which the company is adapting to attract and keep a diversified workforce.
To learn more about Grasso’s remarks at MBS, read this Automotive News article.
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