DETROIT, MI,  October 10, 2022

The Michigan Mobility Institute (MMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaina Farnsworth to its Board of Directors.

“An upskilled workforce is a stronger, more competitive workforce. I am honored to join with MMI to support and develop the next mobility workers. These professionals will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance global growth within the Intelligent Transportation and New Mobility sectors. Working together we can bring new knowledge to the people who play a critical role in advancing new mobility,” said Elaina Farnsworth, MMI Board Member and CEO of The NEXT Education.

Elaina Farnsworth is a speaker, published author, and an educational pioneer in the transportation electrification and new mobility industries. She currently serves as the CEO of The NEXT Education, an organization that provides credentialing and training programs for upskilling, retraining, and skill development. For the past decade, Elaina and her team have been committed to developing the workforce of tomorrow, today. Currently, she serves as an advisor for many international and state-based educational programs.

“Welcoming Mrs. Farnsworth to the Institute’s Board of Directors is an exciting part of the organization’s next chapter,” said MMI Co-Founder and Board Chair Jessica Robinson. “MMI has seen an increased awareness of the importance of its mission to train and prepare a ready workforce for next-generation mobility jobs. Tapping into her expertise and network will allow MMI to build on its current progress, forge new partnerships, and reach new learners.”

MMI is recognized as a leader in delivering high-quality education, certification, and credentialing programs to students and  professionals. Through its learning platform and initiatives, MMI provides ongoing professional development on critical topics in mobility both independently and in coordination with its partners.


About the Michigan Mobility Institute:

The Michigan Mobility Institute accelerates mobility workforce development, upskilling programs, and post-secondary degrees by bringing industry and education partners together. We merge the historic excellence of engineering, design, and supply chain in Michigan with deep insight into the global hiring needs of next-generation mobility disruptors. It is the first initiative of the Detroit Mobility Lab.