Workforce Plan Announced

Mar 22, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Michigan is laying out its vision to create jobs and support workers and employers in the Michigan Statewide Workforce Plan. Approved by the Michigan Workforce Development Board, the roadmap lays out strategies and data-driven actions needed to build on Michigan’s success and ensure residents have skills, opportunities, and support. The plan aims to address key workforce challenges, including a lack of skilled talent due to the changing economy and barriers residents face when trying to access job opportunities.

The plan includes three core pillars with corresponding goals and strategies:

    • Help More Michiganders Earn a Skills Certificate or Degree: Increase the number of Michiganders with the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow by creating a nimble and responsive education and talent pipeline. The goal is to grow the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 51.1% today to 60% by 2030.
    • Increase Access to Opportunities that Grow the Middle Class: Build Michigan’s middle class by removing barriers to education, employment, and quality of life so that by the end of 2027, 75,000 households have moved into the middle class, improving Michigan’s middle-class ranking from 28th to top 10 in the nation.
    • Support Business and Entrepreneurial Growth through Talent Solutions: Grow good-paying jobs by connecting businesses with the talent they need to thrive in Michigan with the end goal of making Michigan a Top 10 state for labor force participation rate growth by the end of 2027.

Several state departments developed the plan with input from leaders from labor, businesses, communities, and other economic and workforce development leaders. To read the full plan, please click here.

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