Can Snyder’s ‘Marshall Plan’ Fill Michigan's Talent Gap?
The Associated Press
Dakota Carter, 19, works as a car mechanic and credits his success to a career and technical training program at his high school. Career pathways like Carter's may soon become more popular in Michigan under Gov. Rick Snyder's talent development proposal known as the "Marshall Plan for Talent."
The strategy, which Snyder has been circling the state to promote, aims to fund $100 million in scholarships, career counseling, teacher grants, and career-oriented programs within high schools. Its end goal is to sustain collaboration between the education and business sectors—namely for jobs in professional trade, information technology, and other high-demand fields.