The Need

Michigan’s recovery and long-term prosperity hinges on having a skilled workforce that can meet the needs of employers in our changing economy.


  • 62% of all jobs in Michigan will require some postsecondary training
  • 36% of our adults have postsecondary training in Michigan
  • 25% of adults in Detroit have a postsecondary degree

I write my narrative essay for me on the topic of DRWF. I will share some of my ideas here. Increasing adult educational attainment is critical to connecting the one in two residents of Detroit who are currently unemployed and underemployed to careers with family supporting wages in our changing economy.

The Solution: DRWF

As a response, local public and private investors joined forces to launch the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund.

  • A regional public/private collaborative that supports partnerships among employers and workforce development partners (workforce partnerships);
  • Affects change in the region’s strategic workforce vision;
  • Aligns public and private resources in new ways around workforce development.

DRWF also has a direct line into the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and its network of similarly focused organizations to share best practices and gain support.


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