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Help us develop a diverse and skilled workforce to meet West Michigan's agribusiness talent needs.

OUTREACH &

PROMOTION

We work with employers and community partners to encourage careers in agribusiness.

SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

The goal of this project is to get involved in schools K-12 and post-secondary to promote the industry, develop curriculum and give students a chance to explore Agribusiness as a viable career option. This will include co-op opportunities, job shadowing, school events/presentations and much more.

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MiCareerQuest is an innovative, experiential, one-day career event that was developed in response to employers’ need for future talent in agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and Manufacturing.

The Agribusiness Talent Council will have at least one joint exhibit, with a goal to have a larger footprint on the event in the future.

Learn more here – micareerquest.org.

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Highlighting the Agribusiness in West Michigan and showcasing the great career opportunities that exist in the industry.

The industry spotlight week includes an industry specific job fair and other events and resources for employers and job seekers.

TRAINING &

DEVELOPMENT

We work to address common industry training needs and to develop leadership with the agribusiness industry.

JOB ANALYSIS

This project focuses on determining the most critical competencies needed to be successful in a job in the industry. Job analysis relies on input from subject matter experts. The results are used to assist employers with recruitment and promotion efforts and to help local training providers and educators gain a better understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for jobs in the industry.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

This project is exploring various training options for first-line supervisors. In this industry, many managers and leaders do not possess the critical leadership skills to effectively manage their teams, leading to turnover and production challenges. We are identifying existing options provided by local trainers, as well as working with training providers to design a custom leadership course specific to agribusiness.

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