Rana Al-Igoe is the Director of Work-Based Initiatives at WIN. As a Director of Work-Based Initiatives, she oversees two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Rana manages a $6-million grant to train 900 southeast Michigan workers in careers in advance manufacturing with a focus on robotics and automation through the Advance Michigan Catalyst project (an America’s Promise Grant). She also manages WIN’s $4-million grant to help expand registered apprenticeship programs in Southeast Michigan through the Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (an American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant).
Rana Al-Igoe has over 15 years of experience in workforce development supporting employers and job seekers developing talent. Rana spent much of her time working in Washtenaw county in various administrative roles in workforce development prior to it becoming part of Michigan Works! Southeast. Rana also spent two years working for Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) as the Workforce Programs Manager overseeing numerous federal and state grants and programs including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Workers Programs, Wagner-Peyser Employment Services, Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, Skilled Trades Training Fund, and many others.
Rana was raised in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated from Pioneer High School after attending Eastern Michigan University for a year of dual enrollment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Rana is an alumnus of the Business Solutions Professional training and Leadership Ypsilanti Program, a member of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, and a Certified Tourism Ambassador. Prior to joining WIN, Rana served on WIN’s Policy Committee, MAGMA’s Advisory Council, and as an alternate on both WIN’s Board and MAGMA’s Governing Board. She has also served on the Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium.