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Michigan Regional Skills Alliances

State of Michigan

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $450,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2004–September 30, 2006
  • Location Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Regional skills alliances are locally-managed partnerships created to address workforce issues affecting firms operating in the same industry in a distinct geographic area. In the 2004 State of the State Address, the governor outlined a seven-point plan to improve Michigan’s economy and make the state an economic powerhouse in the 21st century. Part of the plan is to promote the development of public/private partnerships that support job creation, career development, education and training in regionally important industries or sectors — Michigan Regional Skills Alliances (MiRSAs).Multiyear funding will support the development of at least 12 MiRSAs throughout the state that will leverage resources for initiating workforce enhancement strategies in a noncompetitive environment. Long-term objectives include increasing employers’ use of and participation in the public workforce development system; promoting MiRSAs as an integral part of the community; ensuring that MiRSAs provide solutions for worker and employer workforce needs; and ensuring that MiRSAs are sustainable and supported by public and private funds.