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Building the Capacity of Michigan's Workforce System

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2006
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Since the fall of 2004, the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), in partnership with the state of Michigan, has been working to reshape the workforce development policies and strategies. This grant will enable CSW to continue assisting the state in strengthening the capacity of local workforce development organizations.Funding will support objectives that include fostering the growth and development of Michigan Regional Skills Alliances (MiRSAs); building the capacity of Michigan’s workforce boards to better address regional workforce issues; and conducting an evaluation of an alternative staffing agency pilot project that aims to help low-income people find and retain jobs and develop appropriate skills to meet the needs of employers.CSW’s recent accomplishments include assisting the state in creating and holding four learning network events – one for the entire MiRSA group to launch the initiative, two events for healthcare-focused MiRSAs and one devoted to the development of conveners of MiRSAs and providing workforce development and leadership training to workforce board members and staff.