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1 Driving Regional Prosperity Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Grant Recipient

2 Who we are We’re the Michigan “mitt” 2M people live or work in our 13-county region (Clinton, Ingham, Eaton, Bay, Midland, Saginaw, Genesee, Shiawassee, Livingston, Lapeer, Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron) Mid Michigan is a “non-traditional” region True economic transformation will take longer than the 3-year WIRED Grant We face common challenges

3 Mid-Michigan Introductory Vocabulary WIRED—”Workforce Innovation In Regional Economic Development” (U.S. Department of Labor demonstration project) MSU—”Michigan State University” (WIRED fiduciary) PCF—”Prima Civitas Foundation” (regional economic development initiative that manages the MMIT) MMIT—”Mid Michigan Innovation Team” is the name for the region’s economic transformation initiative funded by WIRED.

4 Role of Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) David Hollister, President Dennis Sykes, Executive Director At MSU’s 150 th anniversary celebration, President Simon proclaimed a new era of the Land Grant university, created Prima Civitas Foundation PCF chosen to manage the strategic impact of the MMIT to ensure that it results in significant, long-term, systemic change. Recruitment of key stakeholder groups Leverage resources to ensure long-term sustainability

5 MMIT Partners Center for Automotive Research Chambers of Commerce Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Corporation for a Skilled Workforce Department of Labor and Economic Growth Economic Development Agencies Greater Flint Healthcare Coalition Intermediate School Districts/Regional Educational Service Agencies Kettering University Lansing Community College Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) Michigan Association of Counties Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Michigan Regional Skills Alliances Michigan State University Michigan Works! Agencies Mott Community College Prima Civitas Foundation Saginaw Valley State University U.S. Department of Labor/Employment Training Administration W. K. Kellogg Foundation Workforce Initiative for Innovation, i.e. WiFi 5.0

6 MMIT WIRED Funded Partners Center for Automotive Research Auto supplier access to new markets Corporation for a Skilled Workforce Facilitating MMIT management; strategic direction Greater Flint Health Coalition Advancing health professional career alternatives Kettering University Fuel Cell Development Lansing Community College Health care, entrepreneurship Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Manufacturing market access/diversification Michigan State University Center for Bio-based Technologies WIRED Fiduciary Mott Community College Construction, advanced manufacturing Saginaw Valley State University Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center Prima Civitas Foundation Managing MMIT; implementing strategy

7 MMIT Board Membership Paul Hunt Michigan State University George Puia Saginaw Valley State University Scott Walker Midland Tomorrow Kathy Conklin Saginaw County Business and Education Partnership Tom Crampton Mott Community College Fred Dillingham Livingston Economic Development Council Patrick “Shorty” Gleason MI Building and Trades Council Norma Hagenow Genesys Health System Stan Kogut Ingham Intermediate School District Ed Donovan Genesee Regional Chamber Marv Pichla Thumb Area Michigan Works! Doug Stites Capital Area Michigan Works! Jack Litzenberg (ex officio) C.S. Mott Foundation

8 MMIT’s three primary goals Innovation: Reinventing our industrial base Talent: developing talent through learning Collaboration: maximizing assets

9 We see WORKKEYS® as a critical part of our transformational effort WorkKeys® creates a portable standard that can be universally recognized and understood anywhere in Michigan, but also nationwide. WorkKeys® is not just a high-school initiative--it is also relevant to those already on the job. There are 13,000 existing job profiles, which can be used to better understand existing and future workplace needs. WorkKeys® is a total package--it doesn’t just assess people and then leave them out in the cold if they fall short. KeyTrain is a valuable tool that helps employees move up the training ladder to reach the desired goal.

10 MMIT WorkKeys® Activities In November 2006 David Herrala made an informative and inspirational presentation to the Board about Dow’s commitment to WorkKeys MMIT Board passed a resolution supporting WorkKeys as a competency-based assessment Partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber and West Michigan Strategic Alliance on a state-wide effort to promote WORKKEYS to government, education and business leaders MSU, a MMIT partner, has graciously agreed to fund Mid Michigan’s 2008 high school graduates to take the Locating Information assessment so they can qualify for the National Career Readiness Certificate; also pay for retake of WORKKEYS tests on MME when score is under 3.

11 Getting Out the MMIT Message Goals: Community engagement, create opportunities for collaboration, share promising practices, joint pursuit of funding opportunities, and working together to promote our positive messages and successes. Monthly MMIT WIRE e-newsletter Town Hall meetings Learning Communities MMIT subcontractor partner meetings Upcoming media coffees Participation, communication with the 5 MMIT Michigan Works! Directors Community Pulse survey (CSW & Mott Foundation initiative) Your input & support are valued!

12 In the end, we seek to.. Turn assets in the region into regional assets Make networking and collaboration characteristic of the way we work Communicate the changes and choices the region faces and engage the community in creating our future Empower the residents of Mid Michigan to be leaders in this effort

13 Questions? Contact Us: David Hollister, President Prima Civitas Foundation Tel: (517) 999-3382 Email: Web: Irma Zuckerberg, Director Mid Michigan Innovation Team Tel: (517) 999-3382 ext. 301 Email: Web:

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