Workforce Development Scorecard
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Workforce Development Scorecard

Workforce Development: 

Workforce Development Division Accomplishments for 2015 by the Numbers

The division strives to stay in the forefront to ensure workforce development needs in Oakland County are met. Activities are largely carried out with the support of $15 million annually in federal funding. In 2015, the division met and exceeded all seventeen of its Workforce Investment Act performance standards and was granted initial designation as a “Local Workforce Development Area” under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Accomplishments in 2015 include:

  • Serving more than 200,000 job seekers and employers at eight Oakland County Michigan Works! locations
  • Training over 700 clients for high demand jobs in health care, engineering and information technology
  • Providing several health care-related internships for in and out of school youth and young adults within the St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Funding “employer-driven” projects for Kelly Services and Consumers Energy in collaboration with Oakland Community College to train software developers and gas line workers
  • Initiating factory tours for 500 students, teachers, counselors and economic/community developers at 28 facilities on National Manufacturing Day in partnership with Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs, Oakland Schools and Oakland Community College
  • Receiving more than $700,000 in Michigan Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF) to upgrade skills of more than 1,000 workers at 15 companies in areas such as computer-aided design, welding and robot operations. For 2016, more than $1.2 million has been received for such purposes at 42 companies including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Beaumont Health System, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, Trijicon and Silent Call Communications. Oakland County companies have received more than $2 million in skilled trades training funds to date
  • Continuing the distribution of high-demand internally generated publications such as the Skills Needs Assessment Survey Reports for the health care and advanced manufacturing industries and guide to Apprenticeship Opportunities in Oakland County
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