Michigan Technological University has signed a Corporate Education Partnership Agreement with MAHLE Industries Inc., a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry.
The fellowship supports MAHLE employees in their pursuit of graduate education through Michigan Tech’s Global Campus, allowing them to acquire industry-needed skills, follow areas of professional interest and meet the diverse challenges of the ever-evolving automotive industry.
Eligible employees will receive fellowships to enroll in one of Tech’s online graduate certificates or master’s degree programs. These fellowships are available for up to four years, provided that recipients meet the eligibility requirements of the program and the scholastic requirements of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School.
“MAHLE is excited to partner with Michigan Tech on the Corporate Education Fellowship,” said Peter Lynch, president of MAHLE. “This partnership not only allows employees to steer their professional development and open new pathways for internal career mobility, but also allows MAHLE to proactively support the development of our employees to meet the evolving demand for new skills and competencies.”
The fellowship program is part of Global Campus’ connected missions of building relationships between academia and industry, making quality online education more accessible to a diverse population of adult learners, and helping professionals advance and grow with their workplaces. Currently, MAHLE is represented by approximately 72,000 employees at 152 production locations and by 12 major research and development centers in more than 30 countries. As a global leader in technology, MAHLE has been proudly shaping the future of mobility and transforming the automotive industry for more than 100 years.
“When coupled with MAHLE’s Educational Reimbursement, this fellowship provides employees with the ability to access affordable education through Michigan Tech’s online programs, offering flexibility to learn at their own pace, while balancing their personal life and work,” said Lynch. “We look forward to a successful partnership that will help to further prepare MAHLE and our employees as our industry transforms toward a decarbonized future.”
Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek likewise confirmed the need for employees to pursue graduate education so that they continuously improve their skills and help their organizations succeed and meet upcoming technological challenges. He also stressed that education is an ongoing process rather than an endpoint.
“I think we’re at a point in time where change is happening so fast,” Koubek said. “It’s almost an expectation in the world now, especially in the technological fields, that you’re continuing your advanced education, that you’re never really done, and that there is always room to grow.”
The partnership agreement was signed Oct. 24 at MAHLE’s North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Koubek and David Lawrence, Michigan Tech’s vice president for Global Campus and continuing education, were present for Michigan Tech. Lynch and Tiffiney Woznak, MAHLE’s director of talent management, North America, attended for MAHLE. Other leaders from both organizations also attended.
About MAHLE Industries Inc.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry with customers in both passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors. Founded in 1920, the technology group is working on the climate-neutral mobility of tomorrow, with a focus on the strategic areas of electrification and thermal management, as well as further technology fields to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, such as fuel cells or highly efficient combustion engines that also run on hydrogen or synthetic fuels. Today, one in every two vehicles globally is equipped with MAHLE components.
Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.