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  • Welcome, Michigan Workforce Development Agency

    The Workforce Development Agency's vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the WDA supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.
  • link to Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Your launch pad for new jobs, careers, and talent

What's New

  • Prosperity Regions Talent MapProsperity Regions Talent MapThe Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation are pleased to introduce the Prosperity Regions Talent Map! The Prosperity Regions Talent Map is a web-based tool for talent system stakeholders to "collaborate, create, and connect" in an effort to better serve their employer customers.

    Rather than static information, this dynamic web-based resource encourages collaboration among stakeholders who may have similar needs or be good strategic partners; creates synergies among related services and resources that strengthen the overall talent system and how it is used; connects resources in ways that reduces duplication of services, wasteful spending, and frustration due to unmet needs and missed opportunities; and rapidly adapts and evolves to leverage new industry trends, technologies, federal opportunities, and more.

  • Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)Michigan's business climate and economy continues to recover from the devastating job losses of the past five years. However, the state's labor exchange system is being challenged to find talent for businesses who are seeking individuals with new and emerging skill sets. The growing shortage of skilled workers threatens our economic competitiveness. To address this need, the Governor recommended and the Legislature supported the creation of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program for Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 ? September 30, 2014.)
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