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Talent Pipeline Management Academy

Collaborative Focus

Collaborative Focus

The focus (but not limited to) of this collaboration is to create a talent pipeline for

  • Machine Operators,
  • CNC Machinist, 
  • Mechatronics Automation Technician and
  • Tool & Die/Mold Maker. 

Discover Manufacturing is a partnership between Michigan Works!, community colleges, higher education institutions, economic developers, and of course, manufacturers. Discover Manufacturing is uniquely positioned to positively impact the talent needs of manufacturers. By organizing and aggregating the voice of manufacturers from throughout the West Michigan labor shed, the workforce development and educational partners can respond in both the short-term - with talent available, as well as long-term - by adding or adjusting training programs and curriculum to meet manufacturers' needs. Discover Manufacturing specifically focuses on the talent needs of manufacturers in West Michigan's Prosperity Region 4.

Our work is guided by our common agenda and shared vision.  Our leadership team sets the vision and strategies.  We have three strategies that guide our work to bring our vision to reality: 

  • Promoting Manufacturing
  • Talent Development and Retention (Education and Training)
  • Outreach (Regional Communication and Engagement)

The work of this employer collaboration falls under strategy two: Talent Development and Retention (Education and Training)