WIN Initiatives

Michigan Works! Southeast

Our Mission:
Michigan Works! Southeast proactively engages employers and jobseekers throughout our communities to develop today’s workforce and tomorrow’s economy.

Our Values:
These values drive the work of our Board and staff each day to support our important mission. We make sure that our workforce investments count.

Innovative Leadership
Our proactive Board makes strategic decisions that maximize the economic impact of workforce funding and resources.

We respond to the needs of employers, jobseekers and community groups to ensure that workforce programs and services are meeting market demands.

Respect for Individuals
Cultural diversity, integrity, fairness, dignity and differences of opinion create the foundation for our Board’s decision making process.

High Quality Services
All services meet or exceed customer expectations.

Continuous Improvement and Accountability

Programs and services are evaluated based on customer satisfaction, core performance and implementation of continuous improvement processes, to ensure a sound return-on-investment of taxpayer dollars.

Bill Sleight


William Sleight was appointed Director of Michigan Works! Southeast in May 2016. Sleight’s career in workforce development spans nearly 40 years. Previously he served as Director of Livingston County Michigan Works! for 25 years, and in various roles prior to that for the workforce programs in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties. He has served on numerous state, local and regional boards and committees, and is the founding co-chair of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan, and the current chair of the Southeast Michigan Works Agencies Council (SEMWAC). He earned a Masters in Public Administration from Michigan State University.