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Marshall Plan for Talent workshop held in Alpena

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on July 11, 2018 – 12:30 amNo Comment

More than 30 businesses, local education leaders and representatives of the Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan (Ted) met in Alpena Tuesday, to discuss talent needs, potential barriers and partnerships to help form consortia that will allow them to apply for Marshall Plan funds and revolutionize Michigan’s education and talent development system.

The event was one in a series of Marshall Plan for Talent workshops being held around the state.

“These workshops are an opportunity to bring leaders of all sectors together to break down silos and develop innovative and creative solutions that address the state’s talent gap,” Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Director Roger Curtis said. “Although leaders in Alpena have already started to form these partnerships, the Marshall Plan for Talent will serve as a catalyst to help the area and state go further, faster.”

The Marshall Plan is an additional $100 million investment in innovative programs to revolutionize Michigan’s talent and education system.  It supports schools that want to transform education through programs like competency-based certifications, world-class curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career navigators and teachers.

Though the workshop was designed to bring area leaders together, state leaders emphasized collaborations and partnerships are not limited geographically.  Curtis noted the partnership between Alpena Community College and Consumers Energy as one example of a talent consortium that is working.

Business and education leaders say the Marshall Plan is a key part in ensuring the state can develop a stronger workforce that meets the state’s current and future talent demands.

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