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Workforce Development in Michigan

Project status
Project start date
As soon as possible
Project posted
14 Jun 2018 21:15
Project duration (approx.)
10 Weeks
Budget (approx.)
US$640 / day
Level of Experience
Mid-level
Industry
Education
Area of expertise
Market Analysis, Strategy
Location
Off-site
Languages
English (Essential)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

A large, educational non-profit seeks a consultant to diagnose needs and opportunities to help high school students in Michigan identify and matriculate into employer-sponsored training programs for middle-skill jobs. Specifically, we’d like help understanding the context of the opportunity relating to two areas:

1) What are opportunities/challenges facing employers in Michigan for hiring high school students into training programs for middle-skill jobs?
2) What are opportunities/challenges facing high-school graduates in Michigan matriculating into employer-sponsored training programs?

The consultant would work with the our organization's strategy and Michigan partnerships teams to interview students, employers, and training providers during the summer and fall of 2018.

Deliverables
• Overall report documenting:
o Context of landscape for employers and students in Michigan
Ethnographic study sharing several student stories in depth
o Summary of challenges/opportunities
o Evidence to validate or refute key product hypotheses
o Recommendations to maximize impact of products on organization's mission and to make products financially sustainable
• 3-4 problem-solving sessions with key organization staff where consultant will share initial findings and interview notes in order to iterate on and focus work
• Raw interview notes from all interactions


Must have experience in education and qualitative research.

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