Western U P Regional Prosperity Initiative EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE

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Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Initiative EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE September 9, 2014

Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Initiative EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE September 9, 2014

Education Subcommittee � Intermediate School Districts �Gogebic-Ontonagon, Dickinson-Iron, Copper Country � Colleges and Universities

Education Subcommittee � Intermediate School Districts �Gogebic-Ontonagon, Dickinson-Iron, Copper Country � Colleges and Universities �Gogebic, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Finlandia, Michigan Tech � Michigan Works!

Needs Provide beneficial training and educational opportunities for people in the Western U. P.

Needs Provide beneficial training and educational opportunities for people in the Western U. P. � Provide a skilled workforce to meet employer needs for business and regional economic growth � Cultivate an environment where agencies can be proactive vs. reactionary in addressing needs �

Opportunities Greater collaboration among stakeholders to secure outside resources to develop and support programs

Opportunities Greater collaboration among stakeholders to secure outside resources to develop and support programs addressing needs � Strategically utilize existing resources to meet programing needs � Facilitate informed decision making in the delivery of training and education based on real and anticipated needs �

Tasks � What do we have? �Asset Mapping � What do we need? �Michigan

Tasks � What do we have? �Asset Mapping � What do we need? �Michigan Works! data and national trends � How do we engage the potential workforce? �Career Pathway Identification � How do we address needs? �Increase CTE offerings and enrollment �Expand opportunities for regional internships with small companies for college students

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Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Initiative ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE

Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Initiative ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE

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Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Plan OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

Western U. P. Regional Prosperity Plan OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION

Plan Outline � Background Information � Current Organizations � Opportunities for Collaboration �Agency Roles

Plan Outline � Background Information � Current Organizations � Opportunities for Collaboration �Agency Roles & Functions �Administrative Services � Obstacles to Collaboration � Action Plan & Measurable Goals � Ongoing Evaluation/Dashboard

Opportunities for Collaboration � Economic Development �Chambers & CVBs �Service Delivery � Education &

Opportunities for Collaboration � Economic Development �Chambers & CVBs �Service Delivery � Education & Workforce Development �CTE/Vocational Training in High School �ISDs & Asset Mapping of Resources �Workforce Placement of College Graduates

Opportunities for Collaboration � Transportation �State Trunkline Road Maintenance �Freight Rail �Regional Transit �Long-Distance

Opportunities for Collaboration � Transportation �State Trunkline Road Maintenance �Freight Rail �Regional Transit �Long-Distance Trail Routes � Administrative Services

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Dashboard Economic Development Workforce Development Education Transportation Priority Area Chambers of Commerce and CVBs

Dashboard Economic Development Workforce Development Education Transportation Priority Area Chambers of Commerce and CVBs Michigan Works! Talent Districts CTE/Vocational Training State Trunkline Road Maintenance Goal Hold 4 collaborative meetings with representatvies from at least 10 of the Region's Chambers and CVB's present Share services and support MI Works! in this parallel initiative. Assist in cultivating relationships between ISDs and agencies like Michigan Works! Perform state-level audit to explore potential savings Goal Establish defined action items with deadlines Increase number of CTE/Vocational Training programs in region from 3 to 5 Goal Priority Area Economic Development Service Delivery One Stop Service Centers Asset Mapping of ISD Resources Regional Transit Goal Align WUPPDR, KEDA, MI Works!, SBDC, N. I. and the MTEC Smart. Zone Support the expansion effort of economic development services already in progress Research all ISD's assets in WUPPDR's six county region Continue supporting collaboration intiatives already in progress Goal Assist in finding additional funding Map findings of research Goal Priority Area Workforce Placement of College Graduates Long-Distance Trail Routes Goal Facilitate relationship between the region's institutions of higher education and MI Works! Advocate for reinstatement of Federal and SPR funds Goal Priority Area Frieght Rail Achieved In progress Not Achieved Goal WUPPDR will represent its six counties on the Northwoods Rail Consortium Goal