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.

2020 Oakland County Workforce Development Board members are:

Mr. Jack Becher,
Mall, Malisow & Cooney, PC

Ms. Paula Boegner,
University Bank

Mr. Carlo Castiglione,
United Association of Plumbers, Local 98

Ms. Hilarie Chambers,
Oakland County

Ms. Vicki Cooley,
MI Dept. of Health & Human Services - Oakland County

Mr. David Darbyshire,
CybLLings, Inc.

Ms. Dawnaree Demrose,
Marketing Connections, Inc.

Mr. Steven Fladger,
The Huttenlocher Group

Mr. Lee Graham,
Operating Engineers Local 324

Mr. Tim Hatfield,
New Horizons 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. Peter Rosenkrands,
MI Manufacturing Technology Center

Ms. Lauren Royston,
Consumers Energy

Mr. Robert Steeh,
Novi Adult Education

Mr. Bryan Stowe,
IBEW Local 58

Ms. Alice Swanger,
Alimar, Ltd.

Mr. Wayne Thibodeau,
Oakland University

Ms. Christina Tribuzio,
PGK Engineering - Workforce Development Board Chair

Mr. Garth Wootten,
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