The future of Michigan’s economy relies on a workforce with the skills to meet demand today, and a pipeline with capable workers for tomorrow. From the C-suite to the shop floor, discussions about how automation and artificial intelligence will change work are taking place across the state. This session will explore strategies to tackle Michigan’s talent challenges including business and education collaboration to build a pipeline of skilled workers; aligning investments between workforce, economic and community development partners; and addressing employment obstacles.
Panelists: Heidi Kaplan, Senior Community Development Analyst, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Board
David Meador, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy
Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College
Moderator: LaJune Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation