MICHIGAN INDUSTRY CLUSTER APPROACH (MICA)
- Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles Academy/Academies (MiREV) RFP The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has released a $5 million Request for Proposals to develop and launch the agency's Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles Academy/Academies (MiREV). LEO is looking to partner with three to five organizations for this effort for a total investment of up to $5 million through this RFP process. Efforts will work to respond to critical workforce to fill positions, and identify knowledge and skills demands of the automotive mobility and electrification industry.Successful applicants must be focused on initiatives targeting workforce efforts around mobility, specifically pertaining to:o Electrificationo Electric vehicleso Electric vehicle componentry (batteries, battery components, etc.)o Electric vehicle supply equipment (chargers, charging infrastructure, etc.)
- MiREV RFP
- MiREV RFP Attachment A
- MiREV RFP Attachment B
- MiREV RFP Attachment C
- MiREV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- MiREV Flyer
- MiREV RFP Pre-Bid Webinar Presentation - Link to Video
All respondents will be contacted regarding their status and/or potential grant award per the following schedule:
Date Activity Monday, November 8, 2021 Deadline for Submission Friday, December 13, 2021 Awardees Notified Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Awards Announced Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Grant Orientation Meeting January 19, 2022- January 18, 2027 Grant Period of Performance
** Timeline is subject to change at the discretion of LEO.
The primary strategy of LEO-WD focuses on aligning all efforts around priority industry clusters for a demand-driven workforce system. Through extensive labor market research, LEO-WD focuses on key industry clusters: Agriculture, Construction, Energy, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. LEO-WD has identified a team of specialists within these industry clusters to drive workforce development efforts toward meeting the skill needs within these clusters.
What is an Industry Cluster? A cluster is a geographic concentration of related employers, industry suppliers, and support institutions in a product or service field. For the purposes of workforce development, Michigan's clusters are broad industry sectors. There is growing evidence that industry clusters are an effective organizing framework for positively impacting economic and workforce development activities. More than 25 states have adopted cluster strategies as the way to do business. Michigan is taking this strategy to the next level by implementing the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach throughout the workforce system.
- Michigan Industry Cluster Workforce Reports
Talent Development Liaisons
The Talent Development Liaisons (TDLs) are responsible for engaging employers and educators to comprehensively address talent needs focused on mid- and long-term development skill gaps in key industries in each region statewide.
The three Cs of a TDL: Connect, Coordinate, Convene
Use all opportunities to bring together employers and educators to develop strong partnerships.
Coordinate resources, both internal and external to design solutions to talent-related problems.
Bring all assets and partners to the table to create solutions.
The TDLs serve as connectors, coordinators, and conveners to ensure employers and educators develop strong partnerships regardless of which partner, or organization, they engage with initially. Each TDL serves as a subject matter expert for an industry sector and provides statewide sector specific technical assistance.
By developing innovative approaches to recruitment, training and retention strategies, through collaborative problem solving, creating unique approaches to career pathways, and proactive recruiting, TIA assesses and addresses Michigan employers' demand for talent to ensure workforce stability and offers holistic solutions for employers.