Oakton helps create automotive technology path for young adults

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Evanston resident Kobi Evans, 19, was all smiles after graduating from the Automotive Service and Repair Career Pathways Program, a partnership between Oakton Community College, Youth Job Center in Evanston and Evanston Township High School, on July 14.

“This program taught me perseverance and how to stay focused on the task at hand,” said Evans, who plans on attending Oakton this fall. “I learned valuable skills on how to fix cars. And that was something I didn’t know how to do before.”

Established in 2014, the program is geared for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. Participants gain 200 hours of work experience in an automotive service and repair setting over 11-weeks. Oakton’s Workforce Solutions team developed a customized automotive service and repair curriculum specifically for this program, which is taught at ETHS auto labs. The elements were customized based upon employer feedback regarding desired competencies. It

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Skill-Lync Launches World’s First Skill-based Semester-Assist Program for Mechanical, Automotive & Aerospace Engineers

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (NewsVoir) Ed-tech and online major, Skill-Lync (a Y-Combinator backed company) – with a mission to revolutionize Engineering Education around the world – today announced the launch of Skill-Lync Professional Semester-Assist Program (PROSAP) for Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineers.

15 Lakh Engineers graduate in India every year. In this broken education system, most engineering graduates grapple for the few job opportunities available in the core OEM and allied industries.

There exists a huge skill gap between what the industry expects from students and what the curriculum prepares them for, reducing the employability quotient of Indian Engineers at the end of their 4-year degree. Students who enroll in this Professional Semester-Assisted Program will up-skill and build a technical profile in parallel to their under-graduate education.

PROSAP, allows engineering students to choose an area of interest in which they want to pursue their career allowing them to work on

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Cybellum Closes $12M in Series A Funding to Redefine Automotive Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

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TEL AVIV, Israel, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cybellum, a leader in Automotive Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, today announced a $12 million round A funding, bringing total investment in the company to $15 million.

The financing round was led by RSBG Ventures GmbH with additional investment from Cybellum existing investors, Blumberg Capital and Target Global.

The funding was driven by investors’ excitement over customer and partners engagements, resulting from Cybellum’s unique automotive cyber risk assessment technology. The investment will enable Cybellum to accelerate its strong growth through expanded sales, marketing, and engineering programs. Additionally, it will enable the adoption of Cybellum’s Risk Assessment platform and Digital Twin approach by more industries, enabling them to scale vulnerability management operations.

Introduced by co-founders Michael Engstler and Slava Bronfman in 2018, Cybellum’s Automotive Risk Assessment helps the automotive supply chain to keep its promise to the customer – that every single car

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Girl Scouts unveil 24 badges ranging from automotive engineering to STEM research

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24 Badges

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Girl Scouts will have plenty to do with 24 new badges designed to help them rise to leadership in crucial areas that traditionally have been male-dominated, including automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship and civics.
That’s the message the Badgerland Council of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin and Girl Scouts of the USA delivered as they announced the new badges.
“In a year of unprecedented global change, our country’s need for strong, broad-minded and decisive leadership has never been greater,” the Scout groups said in a news release.
“As the premiere girl leadership organization in the world, I’m thrilled that we can offer our membership these exciting, timely opportunities for girls to grow into the world leaders of tomorrow,” said Marci Henderson, CEO of the Badgerland

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