New Partnership Offers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Courses to Manufacturers



iStock-949388730-(1).jpgThe Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) is partnering with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA) to offer several courses to manufacturers focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). The classes will be held both in person and virtually and will begin in the first quarter of 2022.

CADIA is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing DEI tools, networks, insights and practical advice to companies in the automotive industry. Working together, The Center and CADIA are now offering the following classes: 

“Companies that work toward creating truly inclusive cultures will naturally experience more employee engagement and will be able pull from a greater talent pool of individuals motivated to work for an organization eager to harness the diversity of thought that this brings,” stated Jennifer Harding, Vice President, Business Development for CADIA.

To learn more or to view the schedule of upcoming DEI classes, visit

Jamie HeadleyJamie Headley, Director of Business Development
Jamie Headley is Director of Sales at The Center’s Plymouth office. In her role, Jamie oversees client engagements and ensures manufacturers throughout Michigan receive the services and support they need. Jamie is a seasoned operations professional with expertise in change management, strategic planning, leadership, process improvement, lean implementations, cost containment and operational excellence. 



Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. Find us at

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