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Launch of 2015 Generation Auto Video Contest Announced at SAE World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 23, 2015 -

SAE International Collegiate Design Series™ (CDS) teams can begin submitting their videos for the 2015 Generation Auto Video Contest.  This announcement was made during “The Coming STEM Crisis” session in the FEV Innovation Forum at SAE World Congress.

The video contest organized by OESA and SAE International, with the support of Deloitte, invites CDS student teams who participate in 2012-2015 competitions to create and submit videos no more than two minutes in length highlighting the diverse aspects of the automotive industry that make it an attractive or “cool” industry in which to work. Cash prizes are offered to the teams with the top three videos.

Videos can be uploaded to the contest website beginning immediately. Two rounds of judging will rate the selected videos on a set of criteria including message, accuracy and creativity. For the final round of judging, the three videos with the highest ratings will be viewed and voted on by attendees at the OESA Annual Outlook Conference on Nov. 10, 2015. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of that conference.

“SAE International is excited to continue our work with OESA and Deloitte,” said Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Programs at SAE International. “This innovative contest is a perfect fit for SAE CDS teams to showcase their hard work and talents to industry.  In order to make significant strides in filling the automotive-workforce pipeline, more organizations must collaborate to achieve our common goals. SAE thanks OESA and Deloitte for having the vision to work with us to support this vital cause.”

 “Deloitte has been a proud supporter of this program since its inception because it tackles head-on one of the most critical areas impacting many automakers – bringing young, STEM-literate professionals to the industry who have the skills and creativity to drive innovation,” said Craig Giffi, vice chairman and leader of Deloitte’s Automotive practice in the United States.  “Our research shows there is a growing skills gap at a time when innovations in connected technologies, advanced materials, and other vehicle systems, along with shifting consumer demands, are reshaping the mobility ecosystem.  Having the right talent should be a ‘must have’ for all automakers if they are to thrive in the new era of mobility, and this collaboration is a leading example of how multiple stakeholders should work together to address the talent issue in automotive.”      

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The organization of the video contest between OESA and SAE International, also supported by Deloitte is a natural fit – all three organizations recognize the critical need for a highly-skilled and technical workforce. The industry offers a myriad of opportunities for ambitious students who desire a challenging career in a fast-paced industry.

The three winning videos from the 2014 Generation Auto Video Contest can be seen by clicking here.

About OESA

Formed in August 1998, OESA provides a forum for automotive suppliers by addressing issues of common concern through peer group councils, serving as a reliable source of information and analysis, providing an industry voice on issues of interest and serving as a positive change agent to the automotive industry. With 450 member companies, OESA represents more than 70 percent of North American automotive supplier sales. OESA is the original equipment division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit

About Deloitte’s Automotive Practice

Deloitte’s automotive practice is recognized as a leader in understanding top trends and issues of the automotive industry. Deloitte has more than 220 automotive clients in the United States alone, representing some of the world’s largest manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, finance companies and aftermarket businesses. With more than 400 American automotive practitioners, Deloitte serves 86 percent of automotive companies on the Fortune 500, as well as 86 percent of automotive companies on the Fortune 1,000.

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About SAE International

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. For more information, visit


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