ManufacturingManufacturing Cluster

Industry Cluster Groups

  • Capital Area Michigan Works!
    Capital Area Manufacturing Council
    Talent Region: Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties
    Contact: Michelle Cordano,
  • Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium
    Central Area Manufacturing Association
    Talent Region: Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm counties
    Contact: Kathy Jo VanderLaan,
  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
    Talent Region: Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinaw counties
    Contact: Erin Marra,
  • Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
    Great Lakes Bay Manufactures Association
    Talent Region: Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties
    Contact: Ed Oberski,
  • Michigan Works! Region 7B Employment and Training Consortium
    Talent Region: Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Roscommon counties
    Contact: Kelli Nicholas,
  • Michigan Works! The Job Force Board/Six County Employment Alliance
    Upper Peninsula Regional Industrial Manufacturing Regional Alliance
    Talent Region: Alger, Delta, Dickenson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties
    Contact: Joel Schultz,
  • Michigan Works! West Central
    Talent Region: Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties
    Contact: Michael Wyman,
  • Muskegon / Oceana Consortium
    Talent Region: Muskegon and Oceana counties
    Contact: Sonia Barrett,
  • Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
    Advanced Manufacturing Skills Alliance
    Talent Region: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties
    Contact: Jaclyn Sanborn,
  • South Central Michigan Works!
    Talent Region: Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties
    Contact: Mike Jones,
  • ThumbWorks!, A Michigan Works! Agency
    Thumb Area Manufacturing Principles Cluster
    Talent Region: Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties
  • Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency
    Talent Region: Washtenaw county
    Contact: Al Lecz,
  • Western Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
    Upper Peninsula Regional Industrial Manufacturing Regional Alliance
    Talent Region: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties
    Contact: Orrin Bailey,

Industry Data & Reports

Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades in Michigan

Updated Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (September 2014)

Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (2013)

The Great Talent Shortage Awakening: Actions To Take For A Sustainable Workforce (ManpowerGroup)

Best Practices

A World in Motion - SAE Foundation-supported STEM curriculum for K-12

Academy for Manufacturing Careers – Jackson

Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – GRCC - company sponsored

First in Michigan

Future Engineers – Michigan State University

Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) – Mechatronics

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Online Training – Tooling U

Additional Resources

Edge Factor - At Edge Factor, we believe manufacturers are heroes, and engineers are rock stars.
Michigan Manufactures Association
Michigan STEM Partnership
PRIME – SME Education Foundation

For More Information Contact

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