Did you know job postings for regional IT occupations climbed nearly 55%, faster than Silicon Valley, over the past five years? How about that the demand for software/application developers in the region has grown nearly 114%? Neither did we.
We do now though, thanks to the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) – a consortium of eight community colleges, and seven Michigan Works! workforce development agencies matching talent and training to employee needs – and their new “Working Smarter” report.
The report also points out how current educational requirements may conflict with regional employer needs and makes recommendations for how to solve the issue. Best of all, the data is real-time, so decisions can be made now. Similar data reports are sometimes a year or more behind on-the-ground trends. So… You might want to take a look at the report now.