The Workforce Intelligence Network — a coalition of eight local community colleges, seven MichiganWorks agencies and economic development agencies working with local employers to identify and respond to employment needs — officially launched today.
Heading the new coalition is Executive Director Lisa Katz, who had been director of strategic partnerships and development for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and director of government relations at the Detroit Regional Chamber.
The New Economy Initiative provided a $1.5 million grant to launch the collaborative’s work, as reported by Crain’s in August. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is providing technical expertise and resources.
WIN’s educational members are Macomb Community College, Monroe County Community College, Mott Community College, Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College, St. Clair Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Wayne County Community College District.
Its workforce board members are Career Alliance; Detroit Workforce Development Department; Southeast Michigan Community Alliance; Washtenaw County Employment, Training and Community Services; and Michigan Works agencies serving Livingston, Macomb, St. Clair and Oakland counties.