Great Lakes Bay Region Employer Talent Pipeline

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

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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

Job Shadowing Resources for Students, Educators, and Businesses

Find resources you can use to maximize your job shadow experience whether you’re an educator, a student, or a business owner.

Adapted from and thank you to Meridian Early College High School Senior Project & Advisory Program 2023-2024.

*When accessing the material, please download or make a copy of your own*

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

Skilled Trade Resources:

Below are two flyers produced for specific events in Saginaw and St. Louis. Flyers can be customized, by request, to include local CTE programs, resource people, training centers, etc.. Contact Carol McCaul, at [email protected].

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 [email protected]


Michigan STEM AHEAD (formerly 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.


Employer Pipeline Newsletter

Employer Talent Pipeline (ETP) Newsletter

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Employee Talent Pipeline Newsletter Archives:

Effective Job Shadowing Resources for the Great Lakes Bay Region and Upcoming Career Fairs!
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March 27, 2024

Job Shadow Opportunities, Educator Resources and Upcoming Career Fairs!
February 29, 2024

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

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