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Detroit business leaders chosen for academy to help solve workforce issues in city

Congratulations to two senior leaders from SER Metro-Detroit participating in the academy.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is putting $200,000 toward a new program aimed at helping Detroit business leaders solve workforce issues in the city.

The Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy consists of 22 business leaders in a 12-month program to collaborate on solutions and nationwide best practices to better engage employers, understand industry workforce needs and develop successful career pathway strategies in Detroit, Chase (NYSE: JPM) said.

The academy is part of Chase’s $100 million investment in Detroit that was committed to the city for its economic revival.


Nonprofit groups Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, based in Ann Arbor, and Washington D.C-based The Aspen Institute worked to select academy fellows in mid- to senior-level management positions who are positioned to implement organizational changes.

The program includes retreats in January and November, five full-day sessions from March to September and a capstone presentation in December. full article