Innovation & Job News

Apprenticeships critical as Oakland County deals with talent shortage in skilled trades

Excerpt: Carlea Johnson, 17, said she fell in love with the sound of a miter saw at 15 years old.The Pontiac High School junior’s grandfather owned a construction company. She...

START HERE…FINISH HERE: Oakland University, Oakland Community College team up on digital campaign

It is Oakland University’s brand promise and the inspiration for what is believed to be Michigan’s first cobranded billboard campaign among two higher educational institutions.    As another step in its...

Oakland Schools’ Bob Moore named as Business Official of the Year

Robert Moore, deputy superintendent of Finance & Operations for Oakland Schools, has recently been honored with the 2018 School Business Official of the Year Award from the 3,000-member Michigan...

Pitch Club, for entrepreneurs and startups, will be hosted at University of Michigan Law School

Kyyba Innovations, Bodman PLC and TiE Detroit are hosting Pitch Club on Wednesday, April  18, 2018 at University of Michigan Law School. Pitch Club is a mentoring and funding program aimed at connecting...

TEALS growth in Michigan

Computer science is a vital driver in today’s global innovation economy, but most U.S. high schools are unable to offer rigorous CS courses. Without CS in high schools, our...

Trainee first responders learn to save lives through mobility

This feature is courtesy of Driven, the story of how the Detroit region is leading the world in next-generation mobility. When first responders are on their way to an emergency,...

OCC K-9 program prepares handlers and dogs for partnerships that protect public

To protect and serve is a phrase made famous with officers in training. For the more than 200 canines and their handlers who have graduated through Oakland Community College’s...

Oakland County taking steps to retool its mobility workforce

There’s nothing like a challenge to get Oakland County fired up.The challenge came in the form of a 2017 Connected Mobility Skills Needs Assessment conducted by Oakland County and the Michigan...

Criminal Justice Department offers OCC’s first complete online degree program

Oakland Community College (OCC) has expanded its reach and is now offering its first fully-accredited, completely online degree program in Criminal Justice.The Criminal Justice-Generalist Associate of Applied Science degree...

WIN unveils innovative data hub with free, real-time job market data for southeast Michigan

A high volume of job postings year after year in southeast Michigan means that employers are hiring, but without a skilled workforce, they cannot fill these jobs. To aid...