Workforce Development Working Group

We believe the insights and skills of an array of agencies will facilitate employment entry and support career advancement.

  • Households Below ALICE Threshold

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  • Prime-Age Labor Force Participation Rate

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Participants
Co-Chairs
  • Dan Barcheski, Axios HR
  • Kevin Bassett, Spectrum Industries
  • Kathy Crosby, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Bob Currier, Shape Corporation
  • Fred Keller, Cascade Engineering
  • Mark Lancaster, Employment Group
  • Mark Peters, Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Phillip Weaver, Hope Network
Project Manager
  • Whitney White, Talent 2025
Members
  • Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Cascade Engineering
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Food Bank Council of Michigan
  • Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hope College
  • Hope Network
  • Kent Intermediate School District
  • Lakeshore Adult Learning
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan
  • Mercy Health
  • Metrics Reporting
  • Michigan Works!
  • Orchard View Public Schools
  • Ottawa Intermediate School District
  • Proos Manufacturing
  • Shawn Merrit, Huron Associates
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency
  • The SOURCE
  • ThinkWise, Inc.
  • United Way
  • W.E. Upjohn Institue
  • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • WSI