ManufacturingManufacturing Cluster

Industry Cluster Groups

  • Capital Area Michigan Works!
    Capital Area Manufacturing Council
    Talent Region: Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties
    Contact: Michelle Cordano,
  • Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium
    Central Area Manufacturing Association
    Talent Region: Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm counties
    Contact: Kathy Jo VanderLaan,
  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
    Talent Region: Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinaw counties
    Contact: Erin Marra,
  • Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
    Great Lakes Bay Manufactures Association
    Talent Region: Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties
    Contact: Ed Oberski,
  • Michigan Works! Region 7B Employment and Training Consortium
    Talent Region: Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Roscommon counties
    Contact: Kelli Nicholas,
  • Michigan Works! The Job Force Board/Six County Employment Alliance
    Upper Peninsula Regional Industrial Manufacturing Regional Alliance
    Talent Region: Alger, Delta, Dickenson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties
    Contact: Joel Schultz,
  • Michigan Works! West Central
    Talent Region: Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties
    Contact: Michael Wyman,
  • Muskegon / Oceana Consortium
    Talent Region: Muskegon and Oceana counties
    Contact: Sonia Barrett,
  • Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
    Advanced Manufacturing Skills Alliance
    Talent Region: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties
    Contact: Jaclyn Sanborn,
  • South Central Michigan Works!
    Talent Region: Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties
    Contact: Mike Jones,
  • ThumbWorks!, A Michigan Works! Agency
    Thumb Area Manufacturing Principles Cluster
    Talent Region: Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties
  • Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency
    Talent Region: Washtenaw county
    Contact: Al Lecz,
  • Western Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
    Upper Peninsula Regional Industrial Manufacturing Regional Alliance
    Talent Region: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties
    Contact: Orrin Bailey,

Industry Data & Reports

Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades in Michigan

Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (September 2019)

Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (September 2014)

Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (2013)

The Great Talent Shortage Awakening: Actions To Take For A Sustainable Workforce (ManpowerGroup)

Best Practices

A World in Motion - SAE Foundation-supported STEM curriculum for K-12

Academy for Manufacturing Careers – Jackson

Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – GRCC - company sponsored

First in Michigan

Future Engineers – Michigan State University

Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) – Mechatronics

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Online Training – Tooling U

Additional Resources

Edge Factor - At Edge Factor, we believe manufacturers are heroes, and engineers are rock stars.
Michigan Manufactures Association
Michigan STEM Partnership
PRIME – SME Education Foundation

For More Information Contact

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