Webinar Series: Michigan's 2019 Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment

December 12, 2019 - Author: , Rachel Bair, Kaitlin Wojciak, Jeannine La Prad

What does Michigan need in order to develop, train and maintain a workforce that can supply and sustain the market for local and regional food?

This four part webinar series provides an overview of the Michigan Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment. 


Part 1: Overview of Michigan's 2019 Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment

This webinar provides an overview of Michigan’s 2019 local and regional food system workforce assessment project. We share what we did, what it means, and why it matters!

The webinar highlights food system job opportunities, gaps and opportunities in the local and regional food system labor and skill supply, and review education and training programs.

Dive deeper into the work: read the full report.

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Part 2: A Scan of Job Types, Wages, and Trends in Michigan's Food System Workforce

This webinar looks at food system jobs and career pathways in Michigan.

You will come away from this webinar with knowledge of the levels and types of jobs in Michigan's food system.

We highlight trends in jobs, information on wages and career pathways in different sectors, and begin to raise the questions around what it takes to have quality food systems jobs.

Dive deeper into the work: read the full report.

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Part 3: Developing Michigan's Local and Regional Food System Workforce - Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar will share results of a survey and interviews with local and regional food system employers showing challenges and opportunities in hiring a skilled workforce.

Attendees will come away with an understanding of some of the actions employers are taking to support their business operations.

Dive deeper into the work: read the full report.

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Part 4: Workforce Education and Training Opportunities in Michigan's Local and Regional Food System

This webinar gives a snapshot of the types of education and training opportunities for the local and regional food system workforce in Michigan.

We also share opportunities that have been identified for future for training in the state.

Full report coming soon!

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Michigan's Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment was conducted by MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, MSU Extension, and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.

 

Tags: center for regional food systems, food systems jobs, job scan, michigan food system workforce assessment, michigan jobs, workforce assessment, workforce development


Related Topic Areas

Michigan Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment


Authors

Judith Barry

Judith Barry
barryjud@msu.edu


For more information visit:

Center for Regional Food Systems

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