As Michigan’s economy continues to improve, it is essential that there is a robust talent pipeline ready to fill the growing number of high-demand, high-wage careers both today and tomorrow. To address this challenge, the state recently launched the Marshall Plan for Talent. This plan will be the focus of the April 25 CanDo! meeting.
The Marshall Plan for Talent is a transformational partnership between educators, employers and other stakeholders to enhance Michigan’s talent pipeline and redesign the ways we invest, develop and attract talent in our state. It inspires and challenges government, educators, employers and parents to work more closely and recognize Michigan’s bright future depends on their collaboration.
“The Charlotte area has made great strides in the last few years preparing youth for jobs in a changing economy,” said CanDo! chairman Gregg Guetschow. “The CanDo! board believes the future vitality of our area depends on our remaining in the forefront of initiatives like the Marshall Plan for Talent.”
CanDo! has invited Ed Koledo to address this important topic. Mr. Koledo is the Senior Deputy for Talent Development in Michigan’s Department of Talent and Economic Development. Mr. Koledo is a former high school math teacher and superintendent for Linden Community Schools. He also served as Career and College Access Coordinator for Genesee County.
The April 25 CanDo! meeting will be held at the Charlotte Public Schools Administrative Offices, 378 State Street, beginning at 7:00 a.m. CanDo! meetings are free to attend and open to the general public. Coffee and a light breakfast are provided at no cost to attendees.