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Special Reports

Data and research are the backbone of WIN’s partnership, policy, and process improvement efforts. WIN data helps inform local, state, and national partners’ decisions about education and training investments, program design, equipment purchases, talent pipeline management and workforce planning, career awareness and readiness efforts, career pathways, and much more. WIN is a national leader in analyzing and applying labor market data, including real-time data gathered from online job postings. WIN’s research and data capabilities include primary and secondary data gathering, analysis (including statistical and econometric analysis), application, and communication.

Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis

Research to analyze job postings for a broad set of occupations associated with aspects of cybersecurity

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Atlas Center Report

Collaboration between WIN and the ATLAS Center at UMTRI to define and analyze the transportation safety workforce.

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Eureka! Report

Report summarizing survey of companies in southeast MI on changing technologies and what the workforce needs to do to prepare.

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CAV Report

Collaboration between WIN and the ATLAS Center at UMTRI to define and analyze the connected and automated vehicle workforce.

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Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau Reports

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Connected and Automated Vehicles Social Network Analysis

Social network analysis (SNA) is a visual and mathematical analysis of how people interact, exchange information, learn, and influence each other.

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NextFlex: Flexible Hybrid Electronics Workforce

Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) will pioneer a new era in the creation and implementation of electronic devices.

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Middle Skills Jobs

Middle-skills jobs are those that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree and pay over $15 per hour. Jobs that currently only require a high school diploma will experience negative job growth in the coming years and will be replaced by middle-skill jobs. Employment prospects for those with a degree are still bright and middle-skill jobs can be part of a career pathway into more education and even more lucrative employment. The research in this report explores middle-skills jobs prospects in southeast Michigan.


The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) received a planning grant to explore the feasibility of a career pathways strategy for low-skilled workers in the Detroit area. WIN worked to integrate a data-driven approach to career pathways and create an implementable and replicable career pathways model, while increasing outcomes-oriented collaboration among Detroit and surrounding area partners. This report is a summary of the process, findings, and recommendations of this strategic phase in career pathways.

Occupational Snapshots

WIN has created short data snapshots on selected specific occupations that provide information about wages, employment projections, and recent job postings. These one-pagers are geared toward students and job seekers looking at prospective careers and educators interested in developing curricula for in-demand jobs.

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