The Regional Workforce Development Consortium, established under Mott Community College leadership in 1998, is a ten-county Consortium representing Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola Counties. It brings together partners representing business, industry, educational/training institutions, workforce development agencies, governmental entities, economic development boards and chambers of commerce. Its purpose is to address skill shortages and gaps in the regional labor market. The skill shortages involve three areas of the workforce: Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health.
The Consortium will also identify best practices and establish methods to share information and resources to overcome skill shortages and gaps.
The Regional Workforce Development Consortium envisions a regional infrastructure that fosters a collaborative system, which connects the needs of the workforce and the workplace in a regional context.
The Regional Workforce Development Consortium's mission is to strengthen regional workforce development efforts and aid in closing the skills gap between business, industry and worker needs in the areas of Information Technology, Manufacturing and Health in Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola Counties.