FEBRUARY 14, 2014

In 2009, we met with the Jefferson County Workforce Center in Denver, Colorado to bring together public and private sector agencies and employers to implement an employer of choice strategy. The WorkLife Partnership was created, replicating promising practices of an employer assistance non-profit that works to remove employment barriers and increase employee retention called The SOURCE. WorkLife P
CSW is a national expert in industry sector strategies with a primary focus on meeting the needs of the industry partners as an economic competitiveness strategy. Several other national consulting firms promote sector strategies, but their primary focus is on advancing low-wage workers, rather than growing economies. Unemployment rates hover around 9%. Companies are closing their doors. States
CSW worked closely with management of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth to create The Transformation Academy: Regional & Sectoral Strategies Division, a unique professional development approach that combined applied learning workshops with coaching and knowledge exchange. Delivered onsite and virtually by CSW staff, Academy sessions occurred once a week over a four
America’s manufacturing resurgence presents an opportunity for our nation’s 3.8 million unemployed youth to connect with training and careers in Precision Manufacturing. In partnership with Commonwealth Corporation, we’re calling for the creation of a Youth Manufacturing Corps program to increase labor market success for opportunity youth, by preparing them for and connecting them to high de
Growing the Advanced Energy Storage Systems Innovation Cluster in Michigan
By 2010, when Michigan had attracted over $6 billion in investments for building batteries for electric vehicles and anticipated over 60,000 new hires for advanced energy storage, senior executives in the auto industry worried about skilling up current workers and building a talent pipeline to design, build, and service new technologies under development. Advanced energy storage systems (AESS) inc