ExperienceIT Graduates Fall 2019 Class

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Leading Detroit IT-focused companies training, hiring tech pros of tomorrow ExperienceIT, the innovative collaboration between leading information technology-focused organizations and workforce agencies in downtown Detroit, will honor 25 students in a graduation ceremony who have completed the 11-week training programming.  Graduates will next have the opportunity to interview for employment with program corporate partners. The...

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Michigan leads Midwest in total registered apprenticeship programs, third nationally for active registered apprentices

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Apprenticeships play a vital role in preparing Michigan’s talent to fill rewarding, high-demand and high-wage careers in fields such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing and information technology, ensuring Michigan’s economy continues to grow and thrive. The state is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 11-17, highlighting the value of apprenticeships, the opportunities they create and the role they...

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NAW2019 – Preparing the American Workforce for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow

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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), now in its fifth year, is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices...

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MAGMA Receives $125,000 as part of State’s Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA) 2.0

The Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) has received $125,000 from the State of Michigan to grow its work convening original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and tier suppliers, along with education institutions, workforce development, and other partners, to collectively assess and address the automotive industry’s skills and training needs, particularly around connected, autonomous, shared, and...

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MAGMA Request for Proposals (RFP) – Short Course Training

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MAGMA is currently seeking proposals for short course training in the following areas: Systems Engineering Concepts Embedded Controls Project & Program Management Steel Bracket Design Vehicle Performance Soft Skills – Problem Solving & Financial Acumen Processes for submitting proposals and questions regarding the RFP are specified in the RFP document: ACCESS THE FULL RFP HERE...

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Remarkable Employer Demand During Q2 2019

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Employment in the 16-county WIN region grew by 8,018 workers and job postings continue to grow, with five high-demand occupation groups experiencing at least a 20 percent jump in postings from Q1. Employer demand grows to 382,000 jobs posted during Q2 2019, with five high-demand occupation groups experiencing at least a 20 percent jump in...

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Going PRO Talent Fund Launches Seventh Grant Cycle

Going PRO Talent Fund – FY 2020 online grant application period opens September 12 The need for talent has never been greater. Projections show that by the end of 2026, Michigan will experience a professional trades workforce gap with more than 545,000 job openings due to retiring baby boomers and the emergence of new technologies....

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Regional Employee Turnover Study Results Released

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The survey results represent a unique data source as this information is not currently tracked or reported by federal, state, or local entities. The report identifies the challenges and opportunities within our region and is intended to assist employers in better serving their workforce. Six Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) contracted with the Workforce Intelligence Network...

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United Association returns to Washtenaw Community College for 30th year

Trade union’s renowned Instructor Training Program brings more than 3,000 people and $8 million economic impact to Washtenaw County For the 30th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) is back on the Washtenaw Community College campus for its Instructor Training Program. A record number of...

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