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DASI Solutions Nominated for Educational Initiative Award

Pontiac-Based Engineering Technology Company is an Award Finalist for Automation Alley's 15th Annual Awards Gala

PONTIAC, MI, September 9, 2015 – DASI Solutions is one of three organizations being recognized this year for their STEM outreach initiative(s), which are designed to help train and encourage our present and future workforce in new and emerging technologies. Their nomination stems from their recently launched Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program that is registered with the US Department of Labor and addresses the current shortage of Designing Engineers needed in today’s economy.

Serving Southeast Michigan since 1999, Automation Alley has been a dedicated accelerator for business and economic growth with an expanding membership of roughly 1,000 partners including educational institutions, government entities, and nonprofit organizations large and small. Yearly, they hold an Awards Gala to honor the individuals and organizations that are leading innovators and have demonstrated their drive to be a catalyst for growth and change in the region’s technology sector. Awards night is a celebration of standout leaders and inspired thinkers; it is a night of honorable mentions and recognition. Attendees from across the region will come together on October 2nd as a collective community, congratulating neighbors and business partners on their creative achievements. The night is filled with fun and friendly networking, gourmet food, and live entertainment that will surely make this year’s event the best yet!

The Outstanding Educational Initiative Award, which DASI Solutions is a finalist for, is awarded for a STEM focused initiative that has gone above and beyond the current mold. The Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program provides specialized training through DASI/SOLIDWORKS that will not only connect employers with the next generation of skilled workers, but also allow a re-set of skills for those looking to get back into careers as a Designing Engineer. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with the team at Automation Alley over all these years supporting the efforts to connect Education, Business and Government for regional growth and better living,” said David Darbyshire, co-founder of DASI Solutions. “It gives me great pride to accept this nomination! I believe this program will help address the workforce development needs of the engineering and manufacturing community left from the recent recession. Our goal is to help drive the growth of our current and future workforce in the manufacturing and engineering communities.”

To cast your vote and help decide the 2015 Educational Initiative Award winner, go towww.automationalley.com/awardsgala.