Board Information

The Oakland County Workforce Development Board (WDB) includes representatives from the business community, community based organizations, higher education, adult education/literacy, economic development, and vocational rehabilitation. Oakland County's Workforce Development Division/Oakland County Michigan Works! administers state and federally funded workforce programs and services on behalf of Oakland County Executive David Coulter and the Oakland County Workforce Development Board.

Oakland County is committed to strengthening Michigan's economy by providing a wide range of business and talent services that help employers find skilled workers and job seekers find employment. Strong ties with economic and community development agencies, businesses and learning institutions as well as other Michigan Works! Agencies in Southeast Michigan keep Oakland County in the forefront when addressing workforce development needs.

2021 Oakland County Workforce Development Board members are

Ms. Belinda Arborgast
Department of Health and Human Services - Oakland County
 
Mr. Jack Becher
Mall, Masilow & Cooney, PC
 
Ms. Paula Boegner
University Bank – Workforce Development Board Chair
 
Mr. Carlo Castiglione
United Association of Plumbers, Local 98
 
Ms. Hilarie Chambers
Oakland County
 
Mr. David Darbyshire
CybLLings, Inc.
 
Mr. Steven Fladger
The Huttenlocher Group
 
Mr. Lee Graham
Operating Engineers Local 324
 
Mr. Tim Hatfield
New Horizon Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
 
Mr. Thomas Landry
Landry Consulting, LLC
 
Ms. Amanda Lockwood
Beaumont Health
Ms. Anahita Lord
MI Rehabilitation Services – Oakland County

Ms. Leah McCall
Alliance for Housing
 
Mr. Paul Myles
Magna International, Inc.
 
Mr. Joseph Petroskey
Oakland Community College
 
Mr. Peter Rosenkrands
MI Manufacturing Technology Center
 
Ms. Lauren Royston
Consumers Entergy
 
Mr. Robert Steeh
Novi Adult Education
 
Mr. Bryan Stowe
IBEW Local 58
 
Mr. Wayne Thibodeau
Oakland University
 
Ms. Christina Tribuzio
PGK Engineering
 
Mr. Garth Wooten
Veterans Services – Oakland County
 
Mr. Daniel Zaliwski
GableTEK


 Oakland County Michigan Works! Career & Education Advisory Council (CEAC)

​Oakland County Michigan Works! is one of sixteen geographic areas that the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity funds to provide workforce development services for job seekers, incumbent workers, employers, and youth across Oakland County. In partnership with employers, educators, economic developers, and community organizations, Oakland County Michigan Works! is committed to creating a qualified workforce that meets the current and future talent needs of Oakland County companies.

The Career and Educational Advisory Council (CEAC) was designed to bring together a collaborative partnership with local school districts, employers, postsecondary institutions, advocates, labor, and training centers to identify significant talent needs. The roles and responsibilities of the CEAC include:

  • Advise the Oakland County Workforce Development Board on the educational portion of the Local Plan;
  • Coordinate with other educational entities in guiding career development programs and career pathways, such as high schools, community colleges, career and technical education, prisoner reentry programs, corrections education, veterans' programs, and college access networks in support of the Oakland County Workforce Development Board's mission and strategy;
  • Assist the Oakland County Workforce Development Board with the development and implementation of career pathways;
  • Advise the Oakland County Workforce Development Board on a strategy that includes alignment of adult education programs and services; and
  • Create a process and criteria to identify eligible adult education providers to receive funds allocated under Section 107.

Questions about the Oakland County Workforce Development Board may be directed to oaklandcountymiworks@oakgov.com