For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Contact: Stacey Messina at 517.487.5436
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is not reaching anywhere near enough of the working age adults who lack basic skills to be part of the state’s workforce development push, according to a new report released today.
“Willing to Work and Ready to Learn: More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan’s Economy,” released by the Michigan League for Public Policy, shows that too few adults are getting the basic skills education they need to succeed in occupational training and find a way out of low-paying, dead-end jobs and into a career that can support their families.
“Michigan’s talent and workforce development efforts are severely hampered by all of these people being left behind,” League Vice President Karen Holcomb-Merrill said. “We are ignoring a huge pool of potential talent and skills that could be developed to benefit Michigan and our economy.”