Some of the best and brightest young professionals who live or work in Oakland County came together last week to receive their Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Program awards. These individuals exemplify Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter’s vision for a community working together to leverage its strengths, address its challenges, and find value in working with regional partners.Continue reading
Oakland County Workforce Development & Oakland County MI Works!
2022 Oakland County Manufacturing Day
On Friday, October 7th, Oakland County Michigan Works!, in partnership with Oakland County, Oakland Schools, and Oakland Community College, hosted the first in-person Manufacturing Day since 2019. A total of 32 advanced manufacturing facilities in Oakland County opened their doors to more than 750 high school students from 17 school districts and four technical campuses.
This was the eighth year Oakland County has participated in National Manufacturing Day, designed to introduce students to the many in-demand, rewarding careers in modern manufacturing and the skilled trades. These include quality control, logistics, welding, design and engineering, maintenance, PLC robotics, mechatronics, metallurgy, metrology, and project management.Continue reading
Oakland County Announces Career and Education Navigators to Help Residents with Post-Secondary Education
The Oakland County Executive Office recently announced a new initiative designed to assist residents in securing a post-high school degree or credential. A press conference was held at Oakland Community College, where the county’s chief deputy executive and guest speakers introduced the brand-new career and education navigators.
These navigators will work closely with Oakland County adults to help future and current students find their path to a meaningful career. Residents can meet individually with the navigators and create a road map to completing a post-secondary degree or credential. The navigators will also help with registration, college or training completion, financial aid and loan application, transferring records, and accessing academic supports and additional supportive services.Continue reading
Oakland County Recognizes Importance of Second Chances
While April was Second Chance Month, Oakland County continues to recognize the importance of raising awareness about the obstacles faced by more than 70 million Americans with a criminal record and unlocking opportunities for them to succeed.
Oakland County keeps residents safe from crime, ensures that all people are treated fairly by the criminal justice system, and helps put offenders on the path to productive lives as part of the Public Safety & Fairness in the Criminal Justice System goal in our five-year road map.
Fair and equal justice in Oakland County requires opportunities for rehabilitation and redemption.
Approximately one in three American adults has a criminal record, which drastically limits their access to work, education, housing, and other things necessary to reach their full potential. A recent study conducted by two University of Michigan Law School professors found that those whose criminal records are set aside experience “a sharp upturn in their wage and employment trajectories.”Continue reading
Take your Oakland County Small Business to the Next Level
Did you set new business goals as you rang in 2022? Oakland County Economic Development is here to help you achieve those objectives and see your business thrive.Continue reading