Explores the reasoning, process, outcomes, and lessons learned by a workforce policy change in Michigan that shifted away from emphasizing short-term job search and job placement services towards longer-term investment in training for in-demand skills and credentials.
“During the past several years, a handful of states have embarked upon transformative approaches to workforce policy. This document explored the reasoning, process, outcomes and lessons learned by Michigan – a state that has significantly changed statewide workforce policy through their groundbreaking No Worker Left Behind initiative. While no two states are the same, Michigan’s experience offered valuable lessons that can be translated and adapted by other states interested in addressing workforce policy issues” (p.1). (Abstractor: Author)