Thousands of students to get a taste of manufacturing in southeast Michigan

18 Oct 2017
More than 130 metro Detroit businesses will take thousands of high school students behind the scenes for Manufacturing Day on Friday. Manufacturing Day was launched in 2012 as a nationwide initiative to change the public perception of mass production and inspire the next generation...

Michigan coalition receives $2.23 million Department of Defense grant

17 Oct 2017
The Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative (AMDC) has been awarded $2.23 million in grant funds from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to provide immediate and sustained assistance to firms and workers in southeast Michigan affected by reduced Department of Defen...

Thousands of students to get a taste of manufacturing in southeast Michigan

06 Oct 2017
More than 130 metro Detroit businesses will take thousands of high school students behind the scenes for Manufacturing Day on Friday. Manufacturing Day was launched in 2012 as a nationwide initiative to change the public perception of mass production and inspire the next gene...

Students are missing attributes critical for success

05 Oct 2017
Michigan has been talking about comprehensive school reform for decades. Unfortunately, our words have not turned into results, and our students have paid the price. When comparing national test scores of basic skills, Michigan students are falling behind their peers, putting them at ...

It’s not a secret: Good jobs are available in Michigan; closing the talent gap is key to filling them

28 Sep 2017
No one should give up on finding a good job in Michigan. There is too much opportunity here. The challenge we face is making people aware of the jobs that are in demand, and point them to the education or training it takes to get them. The recent Bridge article "Michigan’s inc...

WIN executive director announcement: A letter from Michele Economou Ureste

28 Sep 2017
As the recently appointed Executive Director for the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), it is an honor and privilege to work collaboratively with an exemplary board and staff, as well as WIN’s dedicated partners from post-secondary institutions, K-12 schools, economic development...

RESA, SC4 create middle college for tech jobs

28 Sep 2017
As fewer people train for skilled trade jobs in Michigan, the state is looking for ways to fill these high-skill, high-pay positions. "A lot of what you're seeing in the news right now is that the workforce is in need of ... technician-level jobs," said Pat Yanik, director of Career...

Detroit workforce agency to open youth training center with $1.1 million federal grant

28 Sep 2017
City workforce agency Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. plans to provide education and training to 60 youths using a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant. Young people who aren't working or in school will be able to earn a GED, receive leadership and career skills training,...

Companies announce $300 million pledge for computer science education

28 Sep 2017
Some of the country's largest companies today announced a commitment of more than $300 million to K-12 computer science education nationwide. The money will be disbursed over a five-year period. First daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump joined senior officials of donor c...

Dan Gilbert announces plan to bring 24,000 jobs to Detroit

28 Sep 2017
New details of a massive $2.1-billion plan for four downtown Detroit developments that could create as many as 24,000 temporary and permanent jobs and transform the city skyline were unveiled Wednesday by businessman Dan Gilbert. Gilbert, founder of mortgage giant Quicken Loa...

White House commits $200M per year for K-12 computer science education

28 Sep 2017
On September 25, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing Education Secretary Betsy Devos to improve K-12 computer science education. The memo asks the Department of Education to devote at least $200 million per year in grants toward “high-quality STEM education with ...

Gov. Snyder addresses Midwest U.S.-Japan Association in Tokyo

27 Sep 2017
Gov. Rick Snyder addressed the 2017 Midwest U.S.- Japan Association conference in Tokyo on Sunday, promoting Michigan as the preeminent automotive business location in North America, and pointing to the state’s range of global autonomous-vehicle initiatives collectively known as P...
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