WIN and OneMagnify Partner to Implement Apprenti in Detroit

10 Oct 2018
COLLABORATION INTRODUCES REGISTERED IT APPRENTICESHIPS TO THE REGION The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) today announced a partnership with OneMagnify (formerly Marketing Associates) to bring U.S. Department of Labor registered IT apprenticeships – App...

SEMCA/WIN Web Development and Maintenance RFP Questions/Answers

03 Oct 2018
Answers to web development and maintenance RFP:  SEMCA/WIN Web Development and Maintenance RFP Questions/Answers Deadline for submitting proposals: Wednesday, October 10 by 5 p.m. EST Please review the RFP submission guidelines and other required details: Web development &am...

Veterans face challenges, but are needed in workforce

24 Sep 2018
Workforce agencies recognize veterans as a highly attractive talent pool to help address a significant labor shortage. Nonetheless, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there remain some misconceptions over hiring veterans upon return from military service. According to dat...

Panelists agree: Bridging state’s talent gap vital to its economic future

24 Sep 2018
Michigan is at a talent pipeline crossroads. Employers can’t fill jobs because of the lack of a sufficiently skilled workforce. Projections by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives show Michigan...

Downriver high school students benefit from mechatronics pre-apprenticeship experience

24 Sep 2018
The term “mechatronics” originated in the early 1970s, representing occupations combining “mechanics” and “electronics.” Though more than four decades since its first appearance, the evolutionary nature of “mechatronics” makes the concept anything but antiquated. Ju...

Preparing for the future through Ford Next Generation Learning

24 Sep 2018
As the SEMCOG/MAC Future Skills Task Force continues its efforts to identify and address development of key technical and soft skills that will prepare residents for the future workplace, there some recurring themes: Early exposure to career options and connections between acad...

Michigan unveils one-stop online resource for exploring 545,000 Professional Trades career openings through 2026

24 Sep 2018
Students and jobseekers will now have a one-stop resource to learn more about the high-demand, high-wage career opportunities in the Professional Trades through the rejuvenated website, Going-PRO.com, Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Director Roger Curtis said T...

Michigan drops conviction box from job and license applications

24 Sep 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony. Snyder, who announced the changes on Friday, said the box is being replaced with a statement by which appl...

Washtenaw Community College CEO on being a woman in vocational education

24 Sep 2018
  Rose Bellanca is the president and CEO of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. In her role, she is responsible for the organization, administration and strategic direction of the college, which serves more than 100,000 students and community members, employs about 1,500...

Apprenticeships touted as one solution to Michigan’s talent crunch

24 Sep 2018
Michigan desperately needs more apprentices like Emily Eggart. Eggart, 20, an Oscoda native who graduated from Macomb County’s Chippewa Valley High School, is worried about the burden of taking on college tuition debt. Instead of applying to a four-year college, Eggart entered the...

Michigan workers' wages rise, but so do costs

24 Sep 2018
As the minimum wage debate is putting Democrats and Republicans in Lansing on the same side of the issue, albeit for very different reasons, Michigan workers are seeing wages rise. But rising costs on everything from rent to energy are cutting away at those gains, leaving some in the ...

SEMCA/WIN release web development and maintenance RFP

18 Sep 2018
The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) and the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) are jointly issuing this request for proposals (RFP) seeking a web developer to assist both organizations with changing website structure, providing security updates a...
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