How Michigan is winning the race in connected technology

23 Jun 2017
About this project: What happens when 15 government, business and academic leaders come together in one room to talk car-sharing and connectivity? A powerful snapshot of the state of mobility in Michigan. Planet M, a brand created by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and leading...

University of Michigan to offer free tuition to some in-state students

20 Jun 2017
Sitting in the Michigan Union, doing some studying before heading off to her retail job in downtown Ann Arbor, Kate Meyers was unaware that her financial plans for the next several years had just changed. Meyer, 20, of Grand Rapids, is about to get her University of Michigan tuitio...

Washtenaw Community College offering new Associate Degree in high-demand field of Cybersecurity

20 Jun 2017
New program will prepare graduates for entry-level positions, or to transfer into Eastern Michigan University bachelor’s program An Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity has been added to Washtenaw Community College’s roster of programs available to students starti...

Katz to leave Workforce Intelligence Network for Davidson Foundation

20 Jun 2017
Lisa Baragar Katz, founding executive director of the Workforce Intelligence Network, will leave the organization later this summer to oversee economic and entrepreneurial development grants and investments for the The William Davidson Foundation. Katz has led WIN, a collaborative ...

WIN seeks Executive Director

20 Jun 2017
At the end of July, Lisa Katz, founding Executive Director of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), will leave the organization to oversee economic and entrepreneurial development grants and investments for the William Davidson Foundation. **WIN is seekin...

Facebook to fund training of 3,000 Michigan workers for digital jobs

19 Jun 2017
Facebook will fund the training of 3,000 Michigan workers for jobs in digital marketing over the next two years, the social media giant's COO Sheryl Sandberg announced Thursday during a visit to Detroit. Grand Circus, a computer coding training firm that's part of Dan Gilbert's fam...

Trump Will Push Apprenticeships, Using Accreditation and Student Aid

19 Jun 2017
President Trump plans to rework college-accreditation and student-aid policies in a bid to encourage greater use of apprenticeship training in higher education, a White House official said on Wednesday. Mr. Trump, who promoted the value of apprenticeship training throughout his pre...

Washtenaw Community College Brings Workforce Development to American Center for Mobility

06 Jun 2017
Washtenaw Community College is allying a consortium of community colleges to develop training for skilled professionals at the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The college is opening an office on the ACM campus to work with employers on the development of connected and automated ve...

Self-driving car timeline for 11 top automakers

05 Jun 2017
A company by company examination of public investments by leading car makers and statements from their top executives makes it clear that most car companies are betting self-driving technology will be inevitable, and they’re all jumping in with investment and initiatives. With bi...

Report: Southeast Michigan’s Connected and Automated Vehicles Ecosystem Demonstrating Diverse Industry Interconnectivity Ideal for Mobility Leadership

31 May 2017
DETROIT, Mich. May 31, 2017 — According to a new Connected and Automated Vehicles Social Network Analysis (CAV SNA), Southeast Michigan’s CAV network is burgeoning, with 351 organizations identified as working within the intelligent transportation ecosystem, including industries s...

Benefits of Michigan Apprenticeship Programs

31 May 2017
A new, comprehensive study examines the important role and value apprenticeships can play in filling the rapidly increasing need for skilled trades workers facing communities and industries across Michigan and the rest of the country. The Benefits of Michigan Apprenticeship Program...

Wayne County Executive's Office and Workforce Intelligence Network seeking employers to host students for Manufacturing Day

24 May 2017
The Wayne County Executive’s Office is partnering with the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) to help connect Wayne County employers, educators, and students for National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Leading up to MFG Day –Friday, October 6, 2017 – the E...
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