Fall conference agenda features three dozen state and national experts

The Center for Michigan would like to cordially invite you to attend three star-studded Getting to Work Solutions Summits this fall.

These half-day policy conferences in Livonia, Grand Rapids, and Lansing will explore the findings of the Center for Michigan's newly-released public engagement report, "Getting to work: The Public’s Agenda for Career Navigation, College Affordability, and Upward Mobility in Michigan" and offer participants an opportunity to develop policy recommendations to improve the paths to prosperity for Michigan residents.

These summits are can't-miss opportunities for everyone concerned about the foggy route from classroom to career in our state. Weigh in on your ideas for improving Michigan’s future!

Each summit features expert panelists, who will discuss their ideas for acting upon the Michigan public’s priorities.


Career Navigation Solutions Summit

The Career Navigation Solutions Summit will highlight ideas for improving college and career counseling and advising in Michigan’s schools from education experts in our state and from across the nation. Speakers include Karen McPhee, Education Advisor to Governor Snyder, State Representative Amanda Price, Chair of the House Education Committee, and State Representative Adam Zemke, Minority Vice Chair of the House Education Committee. A full agenda can be found here, and bios of the panelists and speakers are available here. Register for this October 5 event here.

Challenges to Upward Mobility Solutions Summit

The Challenges to Upward Mobility Solutions Summit will explore ideas for improving opportunity for economic success for Michigan workers at all stages of their career. Expert panels will discuss ideas for overcoming long-term and structural unemployment, building skills throughout one’s career, and opportunities for employers to assist with talent development. This conference will feature speakers from West Michigan Talent 2025, the Michigan Talent Investment Agency and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. A full conference agenda can be found here, and bios of the panelists and speakers are available here. Register for this October 20 event here.

College Value and Affordability Solutions Summit

The College Value and Affordability Solutions Summit will feature ideas for improving college affordability for Michigan students and families. The conference will include both state leaders and national experts, who will explore options for improving the ever-increasing costs of college and student debt loads in Michigan. Speakers include Governor Rick Snyder, UM President Mark Schissel, MSU President Lou Anna Simon, and GVSU President Thomas Haas. Download a full agenda here. Bios of panelists and speakers are available here. Register for this November 2 event here.

Bridge subscribers receive a discounted rate for these exciting events. But don’t wait! Space is limited, so register today.

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Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:50am
No mention of cost or whether teleconferencing is offered. I live in the Upper Peninsula, and this would work much better for me.
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:13pm
"Too much talk" (and not enough action). That was actually the name or a song. :)
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:14pm
should say name of a song. :)