Workforce Development Committee
This committee works collaboratively with hospitals, colleges/universities and community agencies to address workforce and educational needs. Two major developments from their efforts included the creation of the professional publication, Reshaping the New Economy, and an academic preparedness CD guide for students considering careers in the healthcare field.
Reshaping the New Economy was created in partnership with Michigan Works! East Central Michigan Healthcare Regional Skills Alliance and highlighted the economic impact of area hospitals, changing trends of healthcare, future of healthcare occupations and more to demonstrate the value and importance of supporting healthcare services in the community.
The committee also partnered with the Alliance and Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth to develop the Academic Preparedness: Skills and Training Needed for Healthcare Occupations CD to give secondary school students details to make an informative decision regarding their future professional careers.