As we continue further into the 21st century, the future of work will continue to change. The new industrial revolution, shifting workforce trends and the demands of a changing workplace have all created challenges for employees and employers. From the workforce to workers, the workplace, and the work itself, One Detroit’s Future of Work series examines the ever-changing work world.
Federal Pell Grants for prison inmates return, opening new possibilities for prison education programs
In Michigan, roughly 22% of the state’s formerly incarcerated population end up back behind bars, but education can have an impact on recidivism. One Detroit contributor Mario Bueno and senior producer BIll Kubota explore how two Michigan prison education programs are helping the incarcerated prepare for jobs when they’re released.
Michigan’s battle against brain drain: Washtenaw Community College FAME program connects students to careers
Michigan lags behind the nation in college degree attainment, according to recent findings from the Citizens Research Council. Washtenaw Community College’s FAME program has been working to change that trajectory. One Detroit’s Will Glover visited WCC’s FAME program to explore how it connects students to careers in Michigan.
10th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp offers educational opportunities rather than shopping sprees
In a bid to transform Black Friday from a day of shopping sprees to a day of educational empowerment, Gwen Thomas of Fresh Perspectives Seminars talks about the 10th annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp on Nov. 24 in Detroit. She discusses her unique approach of encouraging families to shop for scholarships instead of retail bargains at the mall.
Some of Michigan’s top experts in higher education and diversity, equity, and inclusion address how Michigan can improve outcomes for young students of color and what Michigan’s institutions of higher education must do to diversify their admissions and ensure first-generation students have the support they need.
The Blackbottom Group has launched an innovative program, the EV Automotive Mobility Program, which equips Detroiters with the skills necessary for jobs that will soon be in high demand. The program offers hands-on training in the maintenance and repair of electric vehicles in an effort to bridge the gap and address the stark racial disparity within the EV industry.
Population stagnation is a challenge faced by many states and regions across the nation, and MIchigan is no exception. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about the Growing Michigan Together Council and where Michigan’s population growth efforts are headed.
While companies wrestle with new ways of working, a range of solutions, and a range of employee reactions to those solutions, are emerging. The office offers places to build important relationships and work collaboratively toward business objectives. So why has a return to the office been so challenging, and what can business leaders do to transform their space to support people and earn the commute?
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.
Pasa la Palabra: Latin-X-Tech event celebrates Detroit’s Hispanic, Latino Americans in the tech industry
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, contributor Bryce Huffman visited the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation’s Pasa la Palabra: Latin-X-Tech event to learn how Hispanic and Latino Americans continue to carve out their place in the tech world.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher joins host Tim Skubic and panelists Kyle Melinn, Clara Hendrickson and Jonathan Oosting on “Off the Record” to discuss the governor’s Growing Michigan Together Council and Michigan’s population challenges.
The Detroit Regional Chamber and Business Leaders for Michigan have unveiled the results of a recent survey focused on residents aged 18 to 29. With Michigan grappling with a declining population and businesses struggling to fill job vacancies, the survey provides valuable insights into the factors influencing young Michiganders’ decisions about their future in the state.
In a promising development for Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood on the city’s Eastside, African American entrepreneur Raphael Wright is set to open the doors of Neighborhood Grocery. The market is poised to make history as the first Black-owned grocery store in Detroit in nearly a decade.
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