Labor and Economic Opportunity
Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA)
GAO Study – MAGMA Workforce Collaboration Summary
A January 2012 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study examined 14 local initiatives listed by experts as among the most promising or innovative efforts in which local workforce boards collaborated with employers, education providers, and other partners to achieve positive results. The results of the study demonstrated an increased supply of skilled labor and job placements and a decrease in employer recruitment and turnover costs, as well as averted layoffs. MAGMA was one of the 14 promising or innovative efforts included in the GAO Study. Specifically, MAGMA was highlighted for its engagement of employers to identify shared workforce needs and develop innovative solutions to address those needs. MAGMA forged greater collaboration among education and training providers which resulted in adjustment of course content in response to shifting industry needs.
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