WIN launches apprenticeship innovation hub to cultivate a world-class Michigan workforce

22 Jan 2018
New website provides vital resources for employers and apprentices The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) today launched MIApprenticeship.org, as part of the Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI) initiative – a $4 million U.S. Depa...

WCC to showcase Mobility/Intelligent Transportation Systems training at 2018 North American International Auto Show

16 Jan 2018
Washtenaw Community College is playing a key role to create the talent pipeline necessary for southeast Michigan to be the epicenter of the autonomous and connected vehicle world and mobility revolution. For the second consecutive year, the college will exhibit its expertise, capabili...

WIN releases RFP for data and analysis software vendor

02 Jan 2018
The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) is seeking proposals for an authorized agency to provide Data and Analysis Software. The RFP was revised on 1/8/2018 to make the following change: In Section 4, in the subsection titled “Proposal Format,” item eight in a numbered list of...

Why autonomous companies are moving to Detroit

20 Dec 2017
Detroit is no stranger to innovation. From the Model T to Motown, the Motor City is a place that has inspired and cultivated entrepreneurs and leading-edge thinking for more than 100 years. That same pioneering spirit lives on today and is the driving force behind the city’s “a...

How to improve the engagement and retention of young hourly workers

20 Dec 2017
What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their jo...

Gov. Rick Snyder's statement on House passage of Career Pathways legislation

20 Dec 2017
Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill package that would expand opportunities for students to explore career pathways in Michigan: “I thank my partners in the House of Representatives for passing this bill packag...

American Center for Mobility opens at Willow Run

20 Dec 2017
The American Center for Mobility, a 500-acre driverless car proving ground at Ypsilanti’s Willow Run, is open for business. Visteon Corp. and Toyota Motor North America were the first to run tests this week. Others are scheduled to take the track next week. The autonomous test bed ...

Celebrating apprenticeship through collaboration

20 Dec 2017
Apprenticeships are a proven tool for economic development, and Southeast Michigan is at the forefront of recognizing, celebrating, and growing participation in this pathway to success. Apprenticeships develop in-demand skills. They help people with an interest in technical careers...

Corporate America's insistence on four-year degrees is a costly mistake

20 Dec 2017
A four-year college degree, long seen as the ticket to the upper ranks of American society, is increasingly becoming a necessary credential for even a middle-class existence. Dozens of occupations—from bookkeepers to administrative assistants—can now require college degrees when n...

Detroit CIOs plan to increase tech hiring from 2017

19 Dec 2017
Technology hiring in Detroit should start off strong in 2018, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. Twenty percent of CIOs surveyed here said they plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first half of t...

WIN's Q3 2017 labor market reports show another year of economic growth in southeast Michigan

19 Dec 2017
According to the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan’s (WIN) latest labor market reports analyzing postings for quarter three 2017, 2017 has been another year of economic growth in southeast Michigan. Using the labor market as a benchmark for measuring economic gro...

New manuals help strengthen career readiness programs and bolster opportunities for students

30 Nov 2017
School districts across Michigan have new tools to create and strengthen career and technical education programs; give students a comprehensive look at all their career options; and improving the state’s talented workforce. The Career Preparation Readiness Manual and the Career a...
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