EMPOWERING JOB SEEKERS AND CAREER COUNSELORS

The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive Michigan Workforce Career and Resource Guide. This valuable tool is designed to enable individuals and workforce providers with employment solutions to support career development for job seekers through 2028.

“The Michigan Workforce Career and Resource Guide reflect the commitment WIN has made to support individuals in their career search,” said Michele Economou Ureste, Executive Director at WIN. “Navigating the job market can be challenging, and WIN along with its Board Members aim to provide job seekers and professionals with the necessary resources to achieve career goals.”

The guide, created by WIN, offers information and resources to help job seekers and professionals navigate today’s dynamic and competitive job market. Available online at winintelligence.org, this no-cost guide serves as a one-stop destination for career counselors and job seekers to access a wide range of career-related materials such as wage scales, career pathways in mid and high-demand occupations, contact information for training providers and supportive services, and more.

“The WIN Michigan Workforce Career and Resource Guide provides a valuable resource for government officials and other stakeholders to understand the current demand for workers, opportunities for education and training, and the partnerships that are helping to develop creative solutions to the region’s pressing workforce challenges,” expressed Amy O’Leary, Executive Director, SEMCOG.

The guide offers direct point of contact information to over 40 State of Michigan organizations and educational institutions supporting professional development, such as skill-based training, resume building, networking opportunities, and more. Helping to ensure residents are provided with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in a current field or choose an in-demand career.

“As a WIN board member, I am excited to share the Workforce Career and Resource Guide with our residents and the community,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, Director of Oakland County Michigan Works. “We are fortunate to have so many great education and workforce partners across Southeast Michigan.”

Key features of the Michigan Workforce Career and Resource Guide include:

  1. Industry-specific career pathways and job profiles
  2. Insight into emerging job trends and in-demand skills
  3. Recommendations for continuing education and upskilling opportunities
  4. Tools for exploring apprenticeship or entrepreneurial options
  5. Labor Market Data for the 11 high-demand occupations
  6. Contact information to over 45 Michigan-based workforce agencies and training providers

“This comprehensive and insightful resource is designed to empower job seekers, students, and professionals alike, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to thrive in their career – all in one document. From insightful data and job search strategies to in-demand skills and training opportunities, this guide serves as a great resource, but more importantly, inspiration,” Llewellyn added.

The user-friendly digital publication is accessible to a wide range of users, such as an entry-level job seeker or a seasoned professional looking to advance in a career. Anyone can utilize this powerful tool to enhance career development initiatives, workforce training programs, and human resource strategies.

“I am proud of the Workforce Career and Resource Guide and the resources it will showcase to our Michigan communities,” said Carrie Rosingana, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! and WIN Board Member. “This guide will help individuals navigate the workforce ecosystem in the tri-county region, where our agency serves, as well as the larger southeast Michigan workforce ecosystem that we’re connected to and a part of through WIN.”

For more information about the Michigan Workforce Career and Resource Guide please visit winintelligence.org. To learn more about the WIN training reimbursement initiatives please visit winintelligence.org/initiatives/.

ABOUT THE WORKFORCE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN (WIN)
The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) is a division of SEMCA and a collaborative effort between ten community colleges and seven Michigan Works! Agencies. In partnership with numerous other organizations, WIN is working to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce development system in Michigan providing employers with the talent they need for success. WIN covers a 19-county area, including Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne. WIN was founded with the support of the New Economy Initiative, has been recognized as one of the top workforce collaboratives in the nation by the U.S. Department of Labor, and celebrated 10 years of research, engagements, and solutions in August of 2021. For additional information about WIN visit winintelligence.org/about-us/.

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