Amanda Bauerschmidt is a Project Manager at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). She is currently working on the Department of Labor’s federal initiative, better known as the Closing the Skills Gap grant. Amanda oversees and provides intermediary support for the MI Apprenticeship Program and Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Alliance (MAGMA). Previously, she worked on WIN’s state initiative MI Bright Future. MI Bright Future collaborated between students, educators, and employers to introduce young job seekers to the region’s growing occupations by matchmaking through an easy-to-use online platform.
Amanda has been working in career and workforce development for eight years. Amanda worked for Saginaw Valley State University’s Career Services office for three years, assisting with their Internship Program and writing over 3,000 resumes, cover letters and other professional documents. After graduation, Amanda worked as a Career Development Specialist with Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan. Most of Amanda’s career post-graduation has been spent working in the workforce development sector in a non-profit setting which she has a strong passion for. While at Goodwill Industries, Amanda helped individuals with disabilities, criminal backgrounds, and other barriers to employment find independence and self-sufficiency through work-based learning experiences, assessment, and training.
Amanda grew up in Michigan on the border of Ohio and attended Saginaw Valley State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently, she lives in her hometown with her two cats, enjoying time reading and working out.