Over the next few months, the Workforce Development Board will be preparing a 5-year Business Plan for Workforce Development that will guide the Board and Michigan Works! in strategically investing workforce development funding and services to accelerate job growth and job placement in growth sectors of the regional economy.
Lead Agency: Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development
Project Management: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency
Ann Arbor SPARK
Eastern Michigan University Business School
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
Small Business Technology and Development Center
University of Michigan Tech Transfer
Washtenaw Community College
Identification of which clusters of occupations provide the best opportunities for workforce development investment.
Identification of the labor, skills and workforce development business services needs for thigh growth clusters. This includes the identification of the talent pipeline (the knowledge, skills and abilities of the regional workforce) that will help drive the regional economy.
Identification of ways workforce development, education and business acceleration services can better work together to grow jobs in these occupations. This includes program and service collaborations with business, education and workforce development service providers.
Development of a 5-year Business Plan for workforce development including actions for training, business services, alignment of workforce and business acceleration services, metrics and program budgets.
Information and Reports
- Appendix A - Thematic CZ Maps
- Appendix B - Washtenaw County Employers Survey Summary
- Appendix C - Washtenaw County Hold Survey
- Appendix D - Washtenaw County Statistical Data
For additional information contact Tony VanDerworp at firstname.lastname@example.org.