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Regional Economic Innovation

The Impact of Employer Commitment vs. Workforce Development Training Programs in Michigan (2015)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2015

Author: Marcus Jones, Detroit Training Center

Summary

Workforce Development is an important component in Economic Development and a primary focus for Michigan's political leaders. Determining success rates of various workforce Development models is incredibly important in properly spending on workforce programs. The Detroit Training Center investigated the variable success rates of employer -led and non-employer led training programs in Southeast Michigan. This Co-Learning Plan specifically addressed student enrollment, attendance, tardiness and successful completion of training programs. It examined the job placement and the retention rate of employer led training programs compared to the rate of non-employer led training programs.

Author

Marcus JonesMarcus Jones, Detroit Training Center

Marcus is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master of Science – Environmental Policy and Masters of Urban Planning degrees. His previous experience is in real estate and green building, with 6+ years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, serving as a real estate and green building consultant. He also holds a LEED Green Associates Certification, demonstrating his knowledge of sustainable construction. He currently serves on the board for the Green Schools Committee for the Detroit Regional Chapter at the U.S. Green Building Council. His previous position was with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.