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Tuition-free, four year college now available to Detroit high school students

One of the challenges Detroit faces is education. Not just when it comes to local schools, but the low level of college graduates in the city of Detroit. And nowadays, you most likely need more than a high school education (whether it college or specialized training) to get a good job. Just 13.1 percent of city residents, per the latest U.S. Census, have a college degree. That compares to 26.4 percent in the state of Michigan, and 29.3 percent nationally. Detroit Promise, launched in March o...

Vacant Former Detroit High School To Become Home To 650 Jobs, Training Center

There’s going to be new life for the old Southwestern High School built in 1924, which was recently closed in 2012 due to budget cuts. Sakthi Automotive will purchase and will redevelop Southwestern High School, enabling the company to build out an approximately 650-employee manufacturing campus and a training center for new engineers. Sakthi is a Tier one automotive supplier. Sakthi is putting $31 million into the facility, and the expansion means that lightweight metal auto componen...

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