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Training for the Future: Aligning MI’s Industry & Workforce Needs | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

Automation and technology are changing the work of the future with the promise of higher productivity, increased efficiencies, safety and convenience. However, these new technologies raise tough questions about the broader impact on jobs, skills and the nature of work itself. This session will discuss how to match training with workforce needs, the skills necessary to be successful in the mobility industry, and how industry can work collaboratively with training entities to establish viable career paths for low- and middle-income workers.

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Mackinac Policy Conference 2018 Friday Wrap-Up

Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson wrap up the last day of the policy conference with a an analysis of Thursday night’s gubernatorial debate and the highlights from this year’s conference.

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Opioids in the Workplace: Impacting Michigan | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

The misuse of prescription opioids and other synthetic drugs has surged in the last decade. As a result, employers are increasingly concerned about the rampant availability of these drugs and the impact on employee productivity, talent availability, absenteeism and overall health care cost. This panel will explore the opioid crisis in Michigan and the steps businesses can take to mitigate the effect on employees through policies and programs.

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The Mobility State: Perspectives on Policy and Regulation | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

In an age of rapid urbanization, sustaining Michigan’s economic prosperity is incumbent on the ability to efficiently move people and goods — whether it is by an autonomous car, ride-hailing, or other means. As the state positions itself to lead the mobility race, government, industry and policy experts will explore what it will take to establish a best-in-class regulatory environment, the barriers that have yet to be addressed, and the ensuing challenges for insurance, infrastructure and other key industries.

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