"The young people entering our colleges today are our advanced battery engineers, designers and light metal experts of tomorrow. If they don't choose those paths or are ill-equipped to do so, we will have a skill shortage that will undermine our resurgence in smart manufacturing and technology," said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. Reuss spoke to more than 500 automotive engineers and supplier at the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) Convergence conference in Detroit. In this article, Reuss discusses the U.S.'s critical need to foster innovation and better educate the next generation of engineers in order to transform the automation industry.
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