Resources identified with The Future of Work theme will spotlight forces affecting work, the workforce, and the workplace.

Entry level training partnership between Dow Chemical, Delta College, and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works in Michigan.

Critics say that higher education is expensive and inefficient when it comes to arming workers with those skills. An alternative approach has businesses, educators, and local leaders working together to create programs that can provide the certifications and skills needed to become successful in an industry and career.

Delta College offers the 13-week Dow training program and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works handles the recruiting by matching job seekers to the employers hiring criteria. It also funds the majority of the people who go through the program through scholarships.