​Oakland County’s ambitious goal will lead to a more skilled workforce with higher earnings.

County Executive Coulter launched Oakland80 with a goal of having 80 percent of adults with a post-high school degree or credential by 2030. This will lead to residents earning higher wages and pursuing more in-demand careers while employers access highly-skilled talent for their workforce. Oakland80 is managed jointly by the County Executive’s office and workforce development division under the economic development department and is supported by a Task Force comprised of innovative leaders from education, business, and labor organizations.

Setting Education Goals

Oakland County is positioned to be a national leader in educational attainment, with exemplary K-12, higher education, economic development, business, and workforce development partners. Our partnership, Oakland80, sets a goal of 80 percent of our adults with a post-high school degree or credential by 2030. We must ensure post-high school students obtain the financial assistance available to them, students who start college finish with a degree, and industry-recognized credentials are widely available. Oakland80 features several state and regional training opportunities and resources to help support individuals reach their education and career goals.

​High School Completion

High School Completion

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over with a high school diploma or equivalent1

Some College, No Degree

Some College, No DegreePercentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have some college education, but no degree1

Post-Secondary Enrollment

Post-Secondary EnrollmentPercentage of Oakland County population age 18+ (excluding residents who have already received an associate’s degree or higher) enrolled in some form of post-secondary education1


Credentials/Certifications Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have obtained a college degree or industry-recognized credential/certification3

Post-Secondary Completion

Post-Secondary Completion

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have an associate’s degree or higher1

Net Migration

Net Migration Total number of domestic and international movers into Oakland County2

​1Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates (2019)
2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year estimates (2019)
3Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates (2019); Corporation for Skilled Workforce

 Public Notice


Under the joint purview of the Oakland County Executive’s Office and the Oakland County Workforce Development Division, a Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued to solicit responses from entities that seek to deliver Oakland80 Career and Education Navigation services throughout Oakland County. Oakland80 Career and Education Navigators will be responsible for providing career and education planning and navigation assistance to Oakland County residents. Oakland80 Career and Education Navigators will help individuals understand their skills, interests, and aptitudes and develop education and career plans to gain access to high quality, in demand jobs. Oakland80 Career and Education Navigators, working closely with partners, will also provide ongoing support to students enrolled in training to help ensure they stay on track to successfully complete their education, earning a postsecondary degree or credential.

The RFP for these services will be available for distribution beginning on Friday, 7, 2022, at 10:00 am.

To request a copy of the RFP and its Proposal Response Package (PRP), the following information must be emailed to oakland80@oakgov.com:

  • the title of the RFP: “Oakland80 Career and Education Navigator Services” in the subject line;
  • the interested organization’s name and full mailing address; and
  • the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of the interested organization’s contact person.

 Supportive Services

Eligible Oakland County residents can take advantage of financial support while in training!

To help our residents achieve their career goals, we have partnered with Oakland County Michigan Works! to offer financial support to pay for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, and other related expenses while students are enrolled in training. This support is made possible through the American Rescue Plan.


To learn more about Oakland 80, as well as specific post-secondary degree and credentialed training programs, please contact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! office.


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Phone: 248-926-1820
Hours: 8am - 5pm

Oak Park

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Phone: 248-691-8437
Hours: 8am - 5pm


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Phone: 248-276-1777
Hours: 8am - 5pm


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Phone: 248-796-4580
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Phone: 248-823-5101
Hours: 8am - 5pm


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Phone: 248-617-3600
Hours: 8am - 5pm

 Taskforce Members

Baker College
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
JVS Human Services
Lawrence Technological University
Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education
 Northwood University
Oakland Community College
Oakland County
Oakland County Michigan Works!
Oakland Schools
Oakland University
Operating Engineers Local 324
Plumbers Local 98
State of Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity
Troy School District
Walsh College