The STEM Impact Initiative Study from 2014 gave 4 specific recommendations for the Great Lakes Bay Region to build a STEM Talent Pipeline.

  • Driven by Employer Demand
  • Powered by Career-Ready and College-Ready Students
  • Focused on Strengthening Technical Skills Needed for the Economy
  • Sustained by a Culture of STEM

As such, in 2015 STEM Networks were established across the Great Lakes Bay Region to focus on these 4 recommendations.

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Delta college and Mid-Michigan Community College has combined networks to form one network focused on the following two recommendations: Strengthening Technical Skills Needed for the Economy and Driven by Employer Demand.

The Employer Talent Pipeline will work across industry and education sector lines to

●Create and implement a model for employer-driven experiential learning opportunities.

● Identify and prioritize the occupations for which skill requirements should be defined.

● Identify, organize, and improve the many ways in which employers are currently communicating skills and competencies needed to the skill providers.

● Assist and support employers so that they can provide thought-leadership on demand forecasting and skill aggregation strategies.

●  Implement useful tools for multi-dimensional communication to create greater clarity for employers, prospective employees, parents, and students

Check out the GLBRA Employer Resource Proposal Summary!

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Focused on the following two recommendations: Career-Ready and College-Ready Students and Sustained by a Culture of STEM.

 

 

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Focused on the following two recommendations: Career-Ready and College-Ready Students and Sustained by a Culture of STEM.