The Health Careers Alliance for Southeast Michigan (HCASM) is an employer-led healthcare collaborative for 11 counties 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.
Health Careers Alliance Focus Areas
The Health Careers Alliance is focusing on several high need occupations in Southeast Michigan. Currently, HCA has formed program teams focused following occupations:
Each program team will examine issues related to the assigned occupation. Program teams will work to address such issues as awareness about occupations, recruitment to existing training programs, creation of new training programs, if needed, and other activities related to building a strong talent pipeline for in-demand careers in healthcare.
Benefits of an Employer-Led Collaborative for Your Company
Possible Outcomes of a Demand-Driven Employer-Led Collaborative
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).