Talent Demand Working Group

We believe convening representative contributors in the education and employment sector ensures a match between talent demands and talent pools.

In September 2016, the Talent Demand Working Group published the 3rd Edition of the West Michigan Talent Assessment and Outlook. This report, as well as an executive summary and data supplement, can be found in the Publications section of this website. 

Participants
Co-Chairs
  • Meredith Bronk, OST
  • Jay Dunwell, Wolverine Coil Spring
  • Mark Lancaster, Employment Group
  • Larry Murphy, Varnum LLP
  • Ben Wickstrom, Erhardt Construction
Project Manager
  • Ryan Gimarc, Talent 2025
Members
  • Amway
  • Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
  • The Employers' Association
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Kent Intermediate School District
  • Lakeshore Advantage
  • Mercy Health
  • Metrics Reporting
  • Michigan Works! West Central
  • Muskegon Community College
  • OST
  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
  • Padnos
  • Porter Hills
  • The Right Place
  • ThinkWise, Inc.
  • West Michigan Works!
  • West Shore Community College
  • Wolverine Coil Spring Co.