Educational opportunities shape the current workforce and prepare young people for the jobs of the future. Our educational partners and local business community are committed to maintaining and enhancing our region’s workforce by creating awareness and interest in a variety of existing and emerging career paths. The greater Ann Arbor region is home to the University of Michigan, a major research institution and source of world-class talent. Regional and community colleges also graduate thousands of highly-skilled workers each year. Our region also boasts several skilled trades programs that provide a steady stream of skilled laborers seeking employment in the region.
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With many quality universities and colleges in the region, there is a bank of workers from which tech companies can draw top talent. The schools in the greater Ann Arbor region work hard to foster a love of STEM in our community, and host several programs to generate interest in the field's brightest minds. Some examples include
Technical and skilled trades programs in the greater Ann Arbor region are focused on the latest cutting edge technology to ensure our workforce is equipped for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of skilled trades.