WIN issues RFP for AMCAI associate partnership expansion

19 Jun 2018
WIN has issued a request for proposals for Associate Partnership Expansion within the Advance Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI). The purpose of this RFP is to identify interest in pro-actively expanding Registered Apprenticeship utilizing innovation previously and currently...

C2ER recognizes excellence in economic development research community, economic and workforce development applied research awards

13 Jun 2018
On June 7, 2018, economic development professionals from across the U.S. assembled at C2ER’s annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia to recognize excellence in economic development research work done by their peers. Receiving awards were the Detroit Regional Chamber/Macomb County Plan...

A time-tested model contributes to innovative thinking and making

13 Jun 2018
Not only is apprenticeship a time-tested model for cultivating and developing talent, apprenticeship is also an avenue for innovation allowing employers to maintain a competitive edge on national and international stages. Though many employers use an apprenticeship model to develop...

WIN issues competitive bid for strategic planning and facilitation

08 Jun 2018
The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) has issued a competitive bid for strategic planning and facilitation services for July through August, 2018. Release date: Friday, June 8, 2018 Proposal due date/submission date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Please re...

Ralph C. Wilson Foundation awards WIN $1.5 million to fund apprentice training through Apprenti, nation’s first registered tech apprenticeship program

04 Jun 2018
Today, the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) announced $1.5 million in funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to cover training costs for the first 100 apprentices accepted into the Apprenti program over the next three years. The funding will cover the i...

World’s first highway test facility for autonomous vehicles opens in Michigan

24 May 2018
Amid what has recently been a controversial time for the prospect of autonomous driving technology, the American Center for Mobility has opened its new highway testing division at its facility in Michigan. The American Center for Mobility is a nonprofit test facility based in Mic...

State announces new program to help connect skilled trades employers to young adults

24 May 2018
The state announced a program opening up potential career options for young adults. It’s called the Michigan Apprenticeships Experience Sooner campaign. It aims to better connect employers, educators and young adults with high-tech, highly-skilled apprenticeship opportunities....

Advanced manufacturing employment in Michigan reaches new heights

24 May 2018
Advanced manufacturing employment in Michigan has reached more than 700,000 workers, according to a new report from Detroit-based Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT). The employment level is the highest in the industry since 2006. The quarterly reports, highlighting employm...

Apprenticeships critical as Oakland County deals with talent shortage in skilled trades

24 May 2018
Carlea Johnson, 17, said she fell in love with the sound of a miter saw at 15 years old. The Pontiac High School junior’s grandfather owned a construction company. She spent a lot of time during her younger years talking about the industry with him. That inspired her to get invol...

Here's what Domino's and Ford learned from their self-driving pizza delivery cars

24 May 2018
There are a lot of plans on whiteboards detailing how the new world of autonomous vehicles will interact with humans. But while vehicles can be programmed to act in a predictable manner, human behavior is a bit more tricky. Humans can be emotional, reluctant to change, or simply prefe...

New state report shows more than half of Michigan's students, parents say they lack knowledge about value of apprenticeship opportunities

24 May 2018
A new state-commissioned report shows at least half of Michigan’s high school students, young adults and parents lack knowledge about the value and benefits apprenticeships offer, with only 13 percent of high school students considering apprenticeships a good career path option. ...

Automation Alley to outline the next industrial revolution

23 May 2018
We experienced the first Industrial Revolution a century ago as water and steam mechanized production. The second revolution used electric power to create mass production. The third revolution used electronics and information technology to automate production. Industry 4.0, as Tom K...
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