T3’s Business Council Releases State of STEAM Report to Business Leaders of Greater Lansing
Leaders in greater Lansing are aware that there are many challenges that come with meeting workforce development needs. In order to combat these challenges, leaders are targeting STEAM education in an attempt to understand and improve education that leads to well-paying jobs.
For this reason, T3, “the Talent District Career Council for greater Lansing,” has a business council that has been working on a State of STEAM Report, which looks at where the greater Lansing region stands in regards to education leading to well-paying jobs. T3’s business council hosted an event at the University Club of Michigan State University on Oct. 19 to unveil the anticipated report and discuss ways to transform the capital area into the exemplary STEAM region in America.
T3 addresses Lansing’s private sector workforce development needs by uniting the public and private sectors with workforce agencies to move the region toward measurable change. Its business council, led by area CEOs, represents key private sector employers in four specific areas: insurance, health care, advance manufacturing and emerging technologies, allowing T3 the experience and knowledge to lead Lansing to excellence in STEAM education.
The presentation laid out the vision for the T3 model, which is, “Michigan’s capital area will be the exemplary STEAM region in America.”
The report addressed the questions surrounding this plan, including where the region is at currently in certain areas, goals for the future and how to achieve those goals.
“In the past, Lansing’s private sector has had limited opportunities in truly helping the public sector re-shape itself to meet workforce and talent development needs, especially as it applies to the STEAM fields,” said Chris Holman, chair of T3.
“The business council’s goal is to prepare students with STEAM opportunities to prevent them from missing out on well-paying and meaningful jobs while providing the talent the private sector is looking for.”