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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

'Reconnect' workers with a better future

Top business leaders in Michigan are raising the alarm over a lack of skilled workers, and they are supporting a plan from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that could help alleviate the shortage.

Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Michigan Reconnect Letter To Legislature

In an open letter to the Legislature, statewide business leaders explain why they support Michigan Reconnect.

Support for Reconnect

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Talent Initiatives: MI Opportunity Scholarship and Michigan Reconnect

In her first State of the State address, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a statewide postsecondary attainment goal of 60% – an objective much in line with a similar target in West Michigan.

Support for MiOpportunity, Support for Reconnect

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Skills gap proposals earn broad support

Together, Mi Opportunity and Reconnect are critical first steps in increasing access to education for all Michiganians and ensuring our businesses can find the skilled workers they need to compete and grow, and our people have access to the education and skills needed to gain good-paying jobs.

Support for MiOpportunity

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Whitmer nets GOP, business support for tuition-free programs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is netting key support from the business community and some Republican lawmakers for her large-scale plans to provide debt-free tuition to high school graduates and older adults who want to learn new job skills.

Support for MiOpportunity

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reconnect bills

House Bill 4456 (2019)

Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Reconnect bills

Senate Bill 0268 (2019)

Support for Reconnect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

MI Opportunity bills

Senate Bill 0267 (2019)

Support for MiOpportunity

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Statewide business organizations announce partnership with Governor Whitmer aimed at shaping and approving “Michigan Reconnect” and “MI Opportunity Scholarship”

Today, four major business organizations announced key support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post high school degree or high-value certificate to 60 percent by the year 2030.

Support for MiOpportunity

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

State of the State: Whitmer calls for 60% higher ed goal by 2030

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a statewide goal of 60 percent of Michigan adults having a postsecondary education credential by 2030 as part of a larger strategy to address a growing talent shortage in the workforce.

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