Great Lakes Bay Region Employer Talent Pipeline

The Employer Talent Pipeline(ETP) emerged from coordinated efforts by regional STEM networks at Delta College and Mid Michigan Community College. The key outcomes include creating more partnerships for students to get on-the-job experience with local employers through internship, co-op and other experiential learning opportunities and working with employers to support continuous demand forecasting to training providers.

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The Employer Talent Pipeline can be accessed at both higher education institutions to engage educators and business leadership from ten target employer sectors while establishing a regional advisory committee to serve an eight county area.

“This partnership expands on Delta’s commitment to STEM, students, and local employers by connecting the needs of the workplace with future talent,” said Jean Goodnow, President of Delta College.

“Mid Michigan Community College is pleased to work collaboratively with Delta College in the development of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Employer Talent Pipeline. Our two community colleges undertake this initiative to further respond to employer demand in our region,” said Christine Hammond, President of Mid Michigan Community College.

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WHY your business should care about building a STEM-based Talent Pipeline:

  • STEM jobs grew at 300% the rate of other jobs in the last decade
  • 71% of employers reported having difficulty hiring for a STEM job within the last 12 months
  • STEM skills are required for a wide range of in-demand occupations
  • 76% of employers reported that for their most in-demand positions, trained talent is difficult to find
  • Developing a talent pipeline can reduce your time spent recruiting, which increases profits.

BENEFITS to your business:

  • Grow your talent pipeline
  • Save money
  • Save time
  • Increase intellectual capital

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