Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

17 Aug 2017
A Google engineer who got fired over a controversial memo that criticized the company's diversity policies said that there might be biological reasons there are fewer women engineers. But top computer science schools have proven that a few cultural changes can increase the number of...

Ann Arbor SPARK, EDCLC Release Livingston County Economic Benchmarking Report

14 Aug 2017
In collaboration with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) and the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), Ann Arbor SPARK recently completed a benchmarking report of Livingston County’s economic growth. The report includes proof of the region’s continued ec...

How to keep a millennial with your company? It ain't the ping-pong table

09 Aug 2017
They're accused of being entitled. They're constantly on their phones. They switch jobs too frequently. They've killed everything from golf to department stores to cable. Now millennials are disrupting American workplaces with their technological savvy and 21st-century value s...

Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

04 Aug 2017
U.S. high schools got a high-tech update this past school year. Not by federal fiat or by state law, but largely at the hand of independent nonprofits, including one founded by twin brothers less than five years ago. The College Board last fall introduced a new course and exam call...

Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges

03 Aug 2017
Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math. It's the largest addition of new badges in a decade for Girl Scouts of the USA. The effort takes a progressive approach to STEM and also nudges girls to beco...

My last day at WIN: A message from WIN Executive Director Lisa Katz

02 Aug 2017
Today, August 2, 2017, is my last day at WIN. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with all of you over the past 6 years to help employers find the talent that they need for success. WIN began with a staff of one funded by a New Economy Initiative grant and has evolved into a ...

Cybersecurity skills gap increases, as does demand for professionals

31 Jul 2017
New cybersecurity skills gap analysis shows high employer demand for cybersecurity jobs In a new Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis, the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN)—on behalf of the Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative (AMDC)—identified nearly 3...

MI Bright Future receives $1 million in funding as part of 2017-2018 state school aid budget

30 Jul 2017
Program connects students and employers to align career readiness with job demand As part of the state’s School Aid Fund and the renewed commitment of the Michigan legislature to provide career pathway development for K-12 students, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has designated $1...

Rockwell Automation & WIN to highlight success strategies

28 Jul 2017
In today’s highly technical, ever-evolving economy, a business’s success comes down to two things: technology and skilled workers capable of using it. That is why on August 16-17, Rockwell Automation (Rockwell) will be hosting Rockwell Automation on the Move at the Suburban Collec...

Belle Isle Aquarium program aims to raise Detroit students' interest in STEM fields

28 Jul 2017
A program that will bring fifth-graders from Detroit Public Schools Community District to the Belle Isle Aquarium for lessons focused on the food chain and related topics is expected to launch this fall as part of a research program funded by the National Science Foundation. The go...

The rise and fall of working from home

28 Jul 2017
While telecommuting has ballooned over the last 20 years, some offices are rethinking policies Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. "We hire adults, they shouldn't be tied to the office five days a week," said Laermer, who owns a ...

Who is really responsible for preparing students for careers?

28 Jul 2017
How much do educators know and understand about creating graduates who are career ready? What are the skills and knowledge students need for a career over the next forty years? Are our minds full of traditional careers and not thinking about the careers that today's students will be e...
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