The shortage of qualified talent in Michigan should concern all of us. It poses a real threat to the economic growth and prosperity of our state.
That’s why we created the Michigan Talent Architecture Coalition (MTAC), a group of more than 100 leaders from over 60 industry, government, education, economic development, labor and non-governmental organizations.
Learn more about the initiative below.
The coalition’s goal is to create an effective, easy to use system that will help solve our state’s talent shortage.
There are many programs and organizations at local and regional levels working together to address talent challenges. This coalition provides strategies that embraces this and tools that help Michigan communities address the talent needs of local businesses.
Talent Pipeline Management Academy: Training a network of professionals in a proven methodology that enables a business to clearly identify and signal their talent needs to their preferred training providers. We’re working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Education and Workforce to launch the first academy in Michigan in October 2017.
Soft skills credentials: Too often job candidates lack the basics. Some call them “soft skills.” Some call them “work ethic.” No matter what you call them, employers all agree – it’s hard to find people who have these essential skills.
MI Bright Future: Data shows Michigan students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them in their local communities. That’s why we’re supporting the launch of a new web tool, MI Bright Future, statewide.