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Marshall Plan for Talent Turbo Charges Talent Pipeline Creation

Marshall Plan for Talent Turbo Charges Talent Pipeline Creation

Governor Snyder’s Marshall Plan for Talent has brought together Michigan Works! organizations around the state with their local training/education providers, educators, employers, and community organizations to form an alliance of workforce and education. The goal is to identify high-demand hiring needs and to help students understand the multiple pathways to get to these careers.

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is working with the intermediate school districts in Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties to help put together talent consortiums to address our regional hiring needs.

“We are the talent experts in the room when it comes to labor market data and the types of training available,” says Chris Rishko, CEO of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! “Our input is critical as these consortiums put together grants to fund their activities.”

Jenny Geno, director of Career & Technical Education at Saginaw ISD agrees. “Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! has been a strong partner, providing needed labor market data and anecdotal information from employers that has helped us develop a robust plan,” she notes. “The Marshall Plan for Talent process has been a powerful collaboration between education, business, labor unions, post-secondary entities, Michigan Works! and nonprofit organizations throughout Saginaw and Muskegon counties.”

The governor has earmarked $59 million for the Marshall Plan. Consortiums created by the Saginaw Intermediate School District, Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District,  and Middle Michigan Development Corporation have already applied for grants and have been approved to the next and final phase of consideration. Another grant phase begins in January.

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! will keep the business community updated on Marshall Plan developments as they unfold throughout 2019.

Marshall Plan for Talent Consortium Framework

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