Points of View

  • What Michigan Can Learn from Leading States on Early Literacy
  • Gaps in Kent County's Early Childhood Services
  • How the WDE&I Working Group Connects with ILD Lessons

    How the WDE&I Working Group Connects with ILD Lessons

    The Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working group has several new projects in progress. Learn how they connect with lessons learned from Andrés Tapia at Talent 2025’s recent ILD event.

  • How Geography Can Impact Your Data Analysis

    How Geography Can Impact Your Data Analysis

    Whenever you hear a workforce, education, or economic statistic, there is always an important characteristic attached that is often glossed over: the geography. 

  • Lessons from the ILD Event

    Lessons from the ILD Event

    Last week, over 350 local business leaders learned important lessons about inclusion and diversity from consultant, journalist, and author Andrés Tapia.

  • Is Career Readiness Out of High School a Myth?

    Is Career Readiness Out of High School a Myth?

    Learn why Georgetown researchers are saying that the current CTE system does not prepare students to launch their careers as soon as they graduate high school.

  • Want to Know More About West Michigan's Workforce?

    Want to Know More About West Michigan's Workforce?

    There are seemingly endless tools to learn more about your local workforce, but one of the best is actually free: the U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Workforce Indicators.

  • Skilled Trades Training Fund Upskills West Michigan Workers