WIN’s David Palmer Talks About Future Of Michigan’s Workforce

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The future of Michigan’s workforce was a major topic at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference. One of the experts part of that discussion was David Palmer, Senior Director for Strategies & Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan.

In the following segment, David talks about the communications challenges in speaking to workforce development and how his organization overcomes them.

David’s work is focused on supporting WIN’s occupational cluster strategy in southeast Michigan for the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Information Technology and other sectors important to the Detroit labor shed. He supports numerous WIN initiatives including Opportunity Detroit Tech, Apprenti, MAGMA, ExperienceIT Detroit, and MI Bright Future. He also acts as the lead staff for Advance Michigan, which has helped bring over $40 million in federal investments to partner organizations in the region since June, 2014.

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