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Focus:HOPE - Center for Advanced Technology is proud to support our schools
1400 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit MI 48238

 

CAT students earn engineering degrees in "real world" environment The Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) provides a unique learning experience for students interested in becoming engineers. Students pursue engineering education at partner universities and are exposed to the professional “world of work” through internships with area employers and research and development projects at Focus: HOPE. In addition to earning a salary while studying toward their degree, students do not have to pay for their tuition. Consistent with the Focus: HOPE mission to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice, the CAT provides access to education, employment, and career opportunities to individuals historically denied access to the economic mainstream due to race, economic status, or gender. The CAT challenges long-held and inaccurate perceptions of minority and other historically excluded populations; raises the bar of expectations for Focus: HOPE’s students and our society; and facilitates systemic change in the corporate engineering leadership culture. The CAT program began with a focus on manufacturing engineering but today offers students the opportunity to pursue any engineering discipline after completing an associates degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Students can complete their bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline at LTU, Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy or University of Michigan.
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Mrs Ifeoma Okechukwu

Engineering Education Manager

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