Great Lakes Bay Region Employer Talent Pipeline

STEM in the Great Lakes Newsletter

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The Employer Talent Pipeline

The Employer Talent Pipeline(ETP) emerged from coordinated efforts by regional STEM networks at Delta College and Mid Michigan 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.

ETP Pyramid (Click to view larger)

The Employer Talent Pipeline activities are now supported by an Employer Talent Pipeline lead, Carol McCaul and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance staff.  Carol can be accessed at the contact information below.  She assists both educators and businesses in making connections to improve work-based learning. Another aspect of the work is to educate students about high-demand, high-wage positions that can improve both quality of life and the economy.

Contact The Project Lead

Employee Talent Pipeline Newsletter:

Attracting and Informing Students about the Construction Industry + Upcoming Career Fairs!
January 23, 2024

2023 Employer Talent Pipeline Year in Review
December 14, 2023

Helping Students Find a Career Path in Manufacturing, Aptitude and more!
November 29, 2023

Volunteer Opportunities with Saginaw STEM, Upcoming Careers Fairs and more!
October 24, 2023

Falling into Talent this Season with Upcoming Careers Fairs!
October 3, 2023

Healthcare Careers + Resources, Upcoming Careers Fairs and more!
September 20, 2023

Connecting Classroom to Career Learning, Business Tours and more! 
August 22, 2023

STEM at the Dow GLBI, Career Resources, Talent Management and STEM Staycation
June 22, 2023

The Benefits of Internships, Summer STEM Staycation and Talent Pipeline Management
May 31, 2023

Communicating Summer and Internship Opportunities for Students
April 24, 2023

Attracting Low-Income Workers to High-Demand, Higher-Wage Careers
March 21, 2023

Act Two: Pursuing a Second Career in the Skilled Trades with Bre DePottey, IBEW Apprentice February 27, 2023

Making or Renewing a Business Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging – January 19, 2023

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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

Work Based Learning Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Learn about the latest details on creating internship opportunities, access State of Michigan resources, and discover opportunities for financial support for internships.


Work Base Learning Coordinators by School and County

Work Based Learning and Skilled Trades Resources (East Region)

Work Based Learning and Skilled Trades Resources (West Region)

Helpful Articles: 

Work-Based Learning: Myth vs. Fact

Getting Started Checklist for Employers

Resources from the Work-based Learning division of the Department of Education




Work Based Learning Opportunities in the Great Lakes Bay Region:


Internships provide an opportunity for students to learn in a real-world work environment, and are offered through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

Contact: Amy Dykhouse at (989 317-4613 or


Michigan STEM Forward is a statewide program of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that matches students attending Michigan colleges and universities with internship opportunities at the state’s leading innovative companies. Companies do not have to be in a specific industry, but all internships must be STEM-focused. Students and businesses interested in internships can learn more at the STEM Forward webpage at the link below.



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