Category: Workforce Development

Artificial intelligence’s impact on the workforce: A conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network

Artificial intelligence has entered the workforce, but the full implications on the labor market are yet to be seen. Early signs point to white collar jobs being the most impacted, according to a conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network. Workforce Intelligence Network Senior Economic Research Analyst Kevin Cranick talks with One Detroit Producer Will Glover about generative AI in the workforce.

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent jobs program kicks off 10th year of summer employment

The annual Grow Detroit’s Young Talent summer jobs program has returned for its 10th year. The program matches Detroit residents ages 14-24 with employers in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, IT, construction, entrepreneurship, and corporate work. Host Stephen Henderson speaks with three guests connected to the program about the job opportunities and career training provided.

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Northern Michigan Trauma Camp takes alternative approach to helping returning citizens with re-entry

A retreat in Northern Michigan called Trauma Camp helps returning citizens re-adjust to life after they are released from prison. One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota and contributor Mario Bueno talk with Trauma Camp creator Aaron Kinzel and some of its attendees about how the retreat is helping them with re-entry and to heal their traumas from childhood and incarceration.

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Michigan ranks second-last in U.S. population growth. Former Ambassador John Rakolta, Jr. explains why.

One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley sat down with Ambassador John Rakolta, Jr., co-chairman of the Growing Michigan Together Council, at this year’s Detroit Policy Conference to talk about where Michigan stands when it comes to growing its population. They discuss the four drivers of growing the state’s population and the improvements needed for Michigan to succeed.

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Michigan Muslim, Arab Americans’ share their population growth strategies with the Growing Michigan Together Council

At a recent American Muslims Town Hall, more than 50 Arab and Muslim Americans shared their population growth strategies with members of the Growing Michigan Together Council. They talk about the kinds of neighborhoods tech workers need, transportation and public transit, mental health and other underfunded services, and preparing our workforce for jobs of the future.

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The JOBS Project with Detroit Action | Future of Work Town Hall

Life after prison can be difficult for returning citizens, especially as they attempt to return to the workforce after incarceration. What employment barriers to returning citizens face, and what programs and support are available for them to find jobs? One Detroit’s Future of Work Host Will Glover talks with Detroit Action Executive Director Branden Snyder about how The JOBS Project is lending a hand.

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Centrepolis Accelerator: Michigan’s only manufactured product incubator

What will it take to create a bright future for Michigan’s workforce and economy? One Detroit producer Will Glover sits down with Centrepolis Accelerator, Michigan’s only manufacturing product incubator, Executive Director and Founder Dan Radomski to learn more about the accelerator’s impact on Michigan’s business environment and economy.

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One Detroit Town Hall | A Comprehensive Conversation With DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti

What does the future hold for Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) under Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s leadership? Dr. Vitti joins One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson for a wide-ranging conversation at the School at Marygrove about the district’s COVID-19 recovery, increased absenteeism, new investments in school buildings, and other advancements coming in the district’s future.

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Soldier Shortage: Youth obesity, academic outcomes, labor deficits affecting U.S. Army recruitment

Issues of increasing childhood obesity rates, a decline in educational outcomes, and shortages across the national labor market have caused sharp decreases in the number of new soldiers the U.S. Army has recruited and onboarded. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks with senior producer Bill Kubota about the impact of low military recruitment numbers, as well as the military’s investments to attract more youth to serve. Plus, Kubota hears what community stakeholders took away from the conversation.

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Michigan’s Childcare Challenges Have Displaced Women From the Workforce. Will New Legislation Help Them Return?

All across Michigan, a shortage of childcare availability and rising childcare costs have persisted, and women in the workforce have been disproportionately affected. One Detroit’s Future of Work virtual town hall, “Women in the Workforce,” explores the decline of women in the workforce, the impact of childcare, and new legislation that may help them return to work.

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Future of Work Town Hall | Women in the Workforce

In this Future of Work Virtual Town Hall, One Detroit hosts a roundtable discussion on the decline of women from Michigan’s labor force, the impact of childcare and online learning on women in the workforce, and how Michigan’s latest childcare legislation could help working women and their families.

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Keeping Commitments? The State of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Efforts in the Workplace

“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with The LEE Group President Mark S. Lee and Nikki Pardo, from Global Alliance Solutions, for a candid conversation on the state of DEI efforts in the workplace at corporations across America and the status of new Chief Diversity Officer positions that were created. Plus, Henderson examines the amount of resources that have been allocated to DEI efforts and how they compare to the commitments made two years prior.

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Michigan Redesigned: Developing Careers, Investments in the State’s Design Industry

Future of Work host Will Glover learns about the design jobs currently available in Michigan, the investments Michigan needs to create and build a design network that generates new jobs, and how to attract stakeholders, like garment manufacturers, reputable galleries and media partners, to Michigan to help bolster the state’s budding design industry from a panel of design industry experts.

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Placemaking: The Path to Increasing Quality of Life, Talent Attraction in Michigan

Future of Work host Will Glover examines whether Southeast Michigan has the infrastructure, amenities and investments to attract and retain the future of workforce talent, the barriers against placemaking efforts, how the future of work intersects with residents’ quality of life, and the need for strategic city planning and public transit in Michigan with a panel if expert guests.

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Can Detroit become an international fashion city? Detroit brand Deviate Fashion thinks so

When it comes to fashion, not many people think of Detroit among the cities where the design industry thrives. Detroiters may know it here, but one Detroit-based fashion brand, Deviate Fashion, started with the goal to put Detroit on the map as a fashion city around the world. One Detroit Associate Producer Will Glover talks with the Deviate Fashion co-founders about their mission and message.

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Future of Work | Have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Progressed in the Workplace?

One Detroit contributor and American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson checks in with marketing consultant Mark S. Lee, president of The Lee Group, MI LLC, on where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are in the workplace. They explore the progress that’s been made in regards to DEI efforts and what’s still lacking nearly two years after the topic re-emerged into the mainstream, after George Floyd’s death.

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BridgeDetroit | Detroit Church Hopes to Boost Worker-Owned Businesses in Latino Community

At Grace in Action, the co-op movement started roughly 20 years ago when Mexican Industries, a Southwest Detroit-based auto parts maker, abruptly closed after workers voted to form a union. Nine hundred mostly Latino workers were laid off, and the economic impact on the community was immediate. That led Meghan Sobocienski, executive director of Grace in Action, to actively create new business models for immigrant workers in the community. She’s been thinking about employment and the future of work since then, and to her, it comes down to one simple idea: create worker-led, locally owned businesses.

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College Behind Bars airing on Detroit Public TV Nov 25-26

A four-part documentary film series, executive produced by Ken Burns, tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States.

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Felicia’s Electric Mission

Felicia Wiseman, a union electrician in Detroit, is working to bring more African Americans and more women into the construction trades in a city where those groups are vastly underrepresented.

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11/4/18: American Black Journal – Wayne State University 150th Anniversary / Disability Network/ Goodwill of Greater Detroit

On the next American Black Journal, Detroit’s Wayne State University is celebrating a major milestone as it welcomes a huge, new financial gift from a married couple who are former WSU students. Plus, people with disabilities, senior citizens and veterans work to make sure political candidates hear their concerns this election year. And, the CEO of Goodwill Industries talks with Stephen about how his organization is preparing Detroiters for the workforce.

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One Detroit | CEO of Goodwill Industries, Dan Varner

Detroit’s urgent need for skilled workers is one of the challenges being met by the Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. Stephen sits down with Dan Varner, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries, to discuss the organization’s main focus — workforce development — and the population they serve. They also reflect on how Varner’s previous work in education policy has shaped his focus in his current position.

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