Since automotive manufacturing is anticipated to not only grow significantly over the next few years, but also undergo dramatic changes, it’s essential to encourage interest in an automotive career among today’s young people. That’s why Omron is teaming up with organizations like MICHauto to educate high schoolers and college-age students about the industry.
Danny Cervantes, a technical sales associate with Omron, tried out a variety of college majors before settling on a mechanical engineering degree. His story is featured on MICHauto's "Discover Auto: You Drive the Future" website, where the organization highlights Danny’s career path and his experiences during a typical workday.
An interest in cars strengthened by a visit to a manufacturing plant
Growing up, Danny thought the automotive industry was dominated by old-fashioned factory technologies. He always had an interest in cars but never had a chance to see the inside of a modern-day manufacturing facility.
The opportunity came when he went through Omron’s engineering trainee program and visited Detroit, where he toured automotive plants and saw the manufacturing process firsthand. Discovering what goes into designing, manufacturing, and inspecting each vehicle part cemented his interest in the field, and he moved to Detroit for a full-time position with Omron.