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What is the workforce of the future? New One Detroit Roadshow

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According to the Workforce Intelligence Network, more than 800,000 jobs across Michigan between now and 2022 may go unfilled without an immediate influx of skilled trades workers. IT, medical assistance, software development and robotics are just a few of the upward trending job needs that according to WIN produce an average median salary of $65,000 per year.

Detroit Public Television’s One Detroit tackles this critical topic in its “Workforce of the Future Roadshow” which premiered on May 24. Repeated May 27 at 9am ET.

Join anchor Christy McDonald along with American Black Journal's Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley of the Detroit News as they explore the scope of the skilled trades gap along with new programs that the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan and others are putting forth to help connect workers of the future to Michigan industries in need.

We will also examine what steps are being taken to include Michigan’s returning citizens in job training and placement. 


  • Mario Bueno, Luck, Inc.
  • Jeff Donofrio, Executive Director, Workforce Development, City of Detroit
  • Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent, DPSCD
  • Dannis Mitchell, Diversity Manager, Barton Malow
  • Felicia Wiseman, Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC), Journeyman Inside Wireman, IBEW Local 58
  • Laura Grannemann, Vice President of Strategic Investments for the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund
  • Nicole Sherard Freeman, President & CEO, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
  • David McGhee, Program Director, The Skillman Foundation
  • Principal Krista McKinney-King, Randolph Career and Technical Center

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