The Health Careers Alliance for Southeast Michigan (HCASM) is an employer-led healthcare collaborative for 11 counties (Genesee, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne) in Southeast Michigan. This proven model is designed to organize healthcare industry employers to identify strategies to address common talent needs. By working together, our healthcare employers can meet workforce needs more effectively and efficiently while helping community members access higher quality career pathways.
The long-term goal is to support the healthcare industry cluster with state, regional, and local employer-led collaboratives throughout Michigan.
State of Michigan Support for Demand-Driven Employer-Led Collaboratives
The State encourages sector strategies to develop demand-driven, employer-led collaboratives. These collaboratives, which can be statewide, regional or local, identify galvanizing issues that collectively impact employers, employees and job seekers. Employers then create customized, targeted solutions that leverage the power of collective problem solving to meet employers’ workforce needs faster and more effectively than individual employers can alone.
Project management support for the HCASM is provided by the State of Michigan, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Workforce Development (LEO-WD), and the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN).