MUS uniquely positioned to expand and strengthen existing regional workforce partnerships

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Currently funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS) serves 3,500 participants in urban cities in seven midwestern states through four separate, competitive grants. As a consortium of urban Workforce Boards, MUS is uniquely positioned to expand and strengthen existing regional workforce partnerships and implement training strategies that engage multiple employers from…

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MUS vision and mission boosted from dedicated philanthropists

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The team at Midwest Urban Strategies recognizes and depends on the support and engagement of local and national funders in the Philanthropic space – which is why one of the earliest hires was Jerry Roberts. Jerry serves as the director of philanthropic and corporate engagement for MUS. He brings decades of both corporate and business…

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First-of-its kind apprenticeship program by MUS partners gives jobs seekers necessary tools

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A unique collaboration among Midwest Urban Strategies’ partners – Employ Milwaukee and Principal – helped lead to the creation of a Financial Services Professional Registered Apprenticeship (FSPRA) program. This first of its kind program began in Wisconsin and estimates suggest that it will expand employment among Financial Planners by 15 percent as soon as 2026.…

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Detroit Employment Solution Corp’s Nicole Sherard-Freeman recognized among ‘Notable Women in Nonprofits’

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Midwest Urban Strategies congratulates Nicole Sherard-Freeman, president and CEO of Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. (DESC), for being highlighted in Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the 2018 Notable Women in Nonprofits. Since she was chosen among 300 national candidates in 2016 to be president and CEO of DESC, Sherard-Freeman has shown expertise in strategy, policy…

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Letter from the Director: Reflecting on accomplishments of past year

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It has been a busy season for Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS)! We marked our one-year anniversary in July as a formally organized consortium and at that Board  meeting we welcomed the Workforce Alliance for South Central Kansas (Wichita, Kansas) and Partner4Work (Pittsburgh, Pa.) as our newest Board members. We are excited to have these two…

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Northwest Indiana Workforce Board series: Hiring for the Future

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Hiring for the Future is a series from the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, featuring region employers who provide young people a work opportunity while helping them gain skills and develop a good work ethic in order to succeed in today’s economy. NIWB interviewed Ben Scheiner, vice president, manufacturing, Galfab, who offered an interesting perspective in…

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Future Jobs Friday: Akron finding success with software and IT

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For a town built on heavy industry, Akron is finding success with a business cluster that might surprise some: software and information technology. Just ask Doug Weintraub, CEO of downtown Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub, an incubator for all sorts of fledgling companies. “It’s bio health care-related entities and software — those are the biggest categories,”…

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Video series on acing your job interview

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Wondering about tips on how to ace your in-person interview? Check out this helpful how-to video created by EmployIndy. Click here to view.

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MUS members awarded nearly $8 million in grants to help dislocated workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Center of Workforce Innovations on behalf of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) and other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), with nearly $8 million in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant funding to help mature dislocated workers reconnect with employment in growth occupations and industries.…

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Six of top 10 cities for jobs are in Midwest Urban Strategies cities

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Six of the top 10 cities for jobs are covered by Midwest Urban Strategies! Congratulations to all of the MUS cities who were mentioned! We are proud of all of our members! 1- Pittsburgh; 2. St. Louis; 3. Indianapolis; 4. Cincinnati; 9. Cleveland; 10. Detroit. Click here to read more.

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