Michigan Mobility Institute

Our Mission:


The Michigan Mobility Institute accelerates mobility workforce development, upskilling programs, and post-secondary degrees by bringing industry and education partners together. We merge the historic excellence of engineering, design, and supply chain in Michigan with deep insight into the global hiring needs of next-generation mobility disruptors.



gap in computer-focused graduates entering the industry



New mobility employees needed in the next decadE


new advanced-level engineers must be trained



Source: Detroit Mobility Lab and Boston Consulting Group, Study on Future Talents for Mobility


What We Do

The Michigan Mobility Institute is the first initiative of the Detroit Mobility Lab. We’re creating a brick and mortar educational institute that will train professionals and tradespeople in artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, and other fields vital to ensuring Detroit’s relevance as a global center for future mobility. The Michigan Mobility Institute, together with select universities, will offer the first-of-its-kind Master of Mobility starting in 2021. Read More


February 2019

… red flags from a series of experts warn that America’s workforce is not prepared to meet the needs of the digital mobility era…

What we're watching: An initiative by the Detroit Mobility Lab could be a model for these efforts.

Axios / Read Full Article



Our Programs

The Michigan Mobility Institute is focused on boosting the mobility talent pipeline, strengthening connections to high-growth careers, and retaining existing workers within the evolving automotive industry. We seek to develop career pathways by connecting to youth STEM initiatives and are committed to creating opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities, women, and communities of concern.


Retraining & upskilling

By collaborating with existing community colleges, trade schools, and online learning platforms, we will help support readiness for new skilled trades jobs here in Michigan and beyond. New opportunities include autonomous vehicle and high voltage EV repair, connected fleet management, and Level 4 AV safety drivers. We will develop hands-on learning through access to autonomous vehicles and connected vehicle test tracks or roadways.

Executive Education

As software, new technology, and services-based business models become the new norm within the existing automotive industry, senior leaders will also require access to new training. We will offer seminars to help current and future leaders build an awareness of current trends and build a global network of fellow mobility executives.


master of Mobility

To meet the demand for a new type of engineer and to help ease the talent supply gap, the Michigan Mobility Institute, together with select university partners, will be the first institute in the world to offer a Master of Mobility starting in 2021. This 9- to 12-month degree will focus on developing a systems-level understanding across key subject areas, including software development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data sciences.


Talent is the fuel that will power the future of mobility in companies of all sizes. With Michigan’s strong automotive manufacturer and supplier base, many who participate in this next-generation mobility training will have opportunities to remain in positions with existing corporations. Others, however, will join growing regional startups or launch their own companies.