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WIN works to improve institutional, local, state, and federal talent development policy through research, thought leadership, and innovative practice.

Policy work is addressed through the WIN Policy committee, a group of representatives from WIN board institutions who meet bi-monthly to share information and give direction regarding the WIN policy platform.

Ongoing policy initiatives include:

  • Business Services and Career Services Learning Networks
  • Improving Michigan’s wage and employment data sharing
  • Career and college readiness and awareness gap improvement
  • Education and outreach to legislators
  • Evaluation of workforce policy initiatives of other organizations to evaluate potential effects. WIN supports efforts of other organizations when appropriate and supported by all WIN board institutions.


Executive Memo: Improving Michigan’s Wage and Employment Data Sharing

The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan—on behalf of its member community colleges and Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) —proposes a legislative and regulatory agenda for improving Michigan’s wage and employment data sharing policies. The information is important to access in order to better understand whether public investments in education and training are being optimized, with workers and employers being well-served. Access to UI wage data has been limited in Michigan, making it difficult for institutions like MWAs and community colleges to use the data, particularly for program improvement and optimization. A combination of regulatory and legislative reforms are proposed to update and improve the state’s UI-data sharing policies.

Download The UI Wage Executive Memo

Issue Brief: The Career Readiness Gap

Challenges of Career Readiness and Awareness in Southeast Michigan
The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) released a report focused on the challenges of career readiness and awareness in southeast Michigan, including potential opportunities and ramifications for the region’s residents, employers and economy.

Download press release pdf

Download The Career Readiness Gap pdf