Michelle Wein is the Director of Research and Regional Initiatives at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan. In this role, Michelle collaborates with industry, government and academic partners in order to explore and address regional talent needs. She is responsible for supporting and facilitating several area talent initiatives, including Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA). Michelle also serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of economics, advanced research methodology, and data sources for WIN.
Prior to joining the WIN team, Michelle worked for the State of Michigan as an Economic Analyst focused on monitoring economic growth in the West and Northwest regions of Michigan. Her workforce research focused extensively on the impact of skilled trades and apprenticeships on Michigan’s economy, as well as the changing and growing roles of women in the labor force. Before her role at the State of Michigan, Michelle spent four years living in Washington, D.C., where she had various roles within the federal government and non-profit sector focused on international trade policy analysis and intellectual property rights protection. Her work has been featured in International Economy, Forbes, Ottawa Citizen, Huffington Post, PC Magazine and The Hill, among others.
Michelle serves on the advisory board of the Computer Science program at Wayne State University and is a member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Apprenticeship sub-working group, focusing on the return on investment of apprenticeship programs in the United States.
Michelle is a Michigan native, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with Honors in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.