To ensure Michigan’s economic competitiveness and promote the prosperity of Michigan residents and our communities, our workforce must be trained to meet the needs of a global 21st century economy.
Better-educated and trained citizens earn higher wages, receive more benefits, can save more for emergencies, are less vulnerable to poverty and unemployment, are more likely to create new businesses and jobs, and increase overall economic growth.
Michigan is falling behind in training the workforce it needs, and other states have established more responsive, flexible, and effective job training programs to support businesses in search of talent.
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) engaged Public
Sector Consultants (PSC) to research job training
programs in Michigan and identify best practices used
by other states to support companies that are adding
new jobs through out-of-state business attraction or expansion of existing businesses, with the goal of
potentially applying these best practices in Michigan.