CSW provided strategic support to the statewide advisory board for the State of Michigan’s Green Jobs Initiative which was the state’s $5 million, multi-year signature workforce and economic development initiative to grow the state’s green economy.
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
In 2012 and 2013, CSW facilitated the development of a joint strategic plan for the Detroit Workforce Development Board (the city WIB) and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (the city’s WIA service provider). The City of Detroit has undergone many functional and organizational changes in the past 18 months, most notably creation of the nonprofit Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
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