In 2011, with funding from the New Economy Initiative, the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) was formed as a unique consortium of community colleges and Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) in greater southeast Michigan. The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), a 501(c) (3), is WIN’s fiduciary. WIN is an employer convener that communicates industry hiring needs to college partners for curriculum development, and to workforce development agencies for talent pipeline development. The WIN board, which is comprised of nine community colleges and six MWAs in southeast Michigan, has immeasurable experience and expertise in workforce and education. This network of organizations underscores WIN’s values of collaboration, leadership, stewardship, integrity, and progress by delivering workforce development programs uniquely created to meet local employer demands.
In 2018, the WIN Board of Directors was Co-Chaired by Amy Jones from Schoolcraft College and John Bierbusse from Macomb St. Clair Michigan Works! The organization bylaws were updated and a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding was approved for renewed membership of college and Michigan Works! agency partner organizations through 2022.
The Board of Directors established a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) and appointed Dr. Michelle Mueller from Washtenaw Community College and Jennifer Llewellyn from Oakland County Michigan Works! as the SPC Co-Chairs which led to the development of the first strategic framework. The strategic planning process involved a facilitated SWOT analysis and a two-day board retreat.
Today’s workforce experiences the effects of economic evolution, which requires alternative career pathways and strategies for life-long learning. WIN program initiatives smooth and patch the bumps and breaks in the talent supply chain.
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