Jessica “Jess” Keenan is an Associate Project Manager for the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). Jess is part of the Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI) team and is currently working on two Department of Labor federal initiatives, Closing the Skills Gap and Apprenticeship Building America. She manages approved apprenticeships and ensures the quality of information and documentation.
Jess is new to workforce development but brings with her seven years of background and knowledge in data entry, database management, quality improvement, and community engagement. She has worked to house veterans and their families while at Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) serving five different counties, provided coordination of support as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to individuals with disabilities at MORC, Inc. of Oakland County, and was the Agency Administrator of a database for housing and homeless services at Community Housing Network (CHN) serving Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.
Her passion for workforce development comes from providing support to people and communities throughout the years. Workforce development has been a constant intersecting theme for the success of communities. She believes that her work on this team will decrease barriers for those entering the workforce, increase success for individuals and businesses, and provide accurate information to local communities to continue development and growth.
Her education includes a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University. She is a fully Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) with a Macro practice designation, her professional interest is quality improvement and data management.
Jess grew up in Oakland County, Michigan where she currently resides with her partner, three dogs, and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her loved ones.