The Workforce Development Agency's vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the WDA supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.
• Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)Michigan's business climate and economy continues to recover from the devastating job losses of the past five years. However, the state's labor exchange system is being challenged to find talent for businesses who are seeking individuals with new and emerging skill sets. The growing shortage of skilled workers threatens our economic competitiveness. To address this need, the Governor recommended and the Legislature supported the creation of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program for Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014.)