Wayne State and Amesite partner to provide online professional certification mobility courses aimed at workforce training

Upskilling programs offered through the College of Engineering include certifications in mobility and emerging technology

DETROIT, MI - Wayne State University and Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education and K-12, announced today a partnership to provide 10 six-week certification courses aimed at those interested in career training within the next-gen mobility sector.

"The Wayne State University College of Engineering is very excited to be partnering with Amesite to deliver artificial intelligence-backed and fully remote continuing educational programs covering next-gen mobility," said Farshad Fotouhi, dean of Wayne State University's College of Engineering. "Having our expert faculty partner with Amesite to provide a fully remote service that keeps our students trained on the latest in this field will advance our strategy of supporting alumni, and all professionals. As the economy rebounds and restructures in the coming months and years, this is the type of training we want to be able to provide that is accessible to everyone and gets people learning the skills that are needed now and in the future."

"We are pleased to significantly expand our partnership with Wayne State," said Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, founder and CEO of Amesite. "Being able to provide it all remotely helps us ensure that we can continue providing education to those who want to learn, regardless of their access to a physical location. Technology is evolving rapidly, and these learning experiences, powered by AI, keep up, and keep professionals ahead of the curve."

The certificates were designed to address key needs in Mobility and Emerging Technology. The Mobility Cluster contains stackable certificates that offer upskilling in vehicle connectivity, new mobility service models, autonomous vehicles and infrastructure. The Emerging Technology Cluster contains stackable certificates that cover AI, Blockchain, Data Science, Gamification and Smart Manufacturing.

Courses launch in September 2020. People interested in learning more about the certificates are encouraged to visit wayne.amesite.com/.

In 2019, Wayne State University first partnered with Amesite to offer online professional certificate programs covering artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.

"Combined with our previous courses, the Amesite and Wayne State University partnership now provides a really robust selection of next-gen training courses that cater to a big segment of the population, from undergrad all the way up to established professionals looking to add skill sets to their professional resume," Dr. Sastry said.

"From next generation mobility, to designing the infrastructure to support it, Wayne State is committed to building the research infrastructure, learning experiences and connections with partners that support people who will execute the technology that power our future," Dean Fotouhi said.

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