State Rep. Ben Frederick today was nominated by the Speaker of the House to serve on the newly formed Michigan Workforce Development Board.
The board, established by the governor on May 29, will be responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the workforce development system in Michigan. The board will help develop, implement and maintain the four-year state workforce development plan required to continue receiving funds from the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
“I’m incredibly excited to have an opportunity to join together with a group of people who share my passion for helping others gain the skills they need to lead successful careers,” said Frederick, of Owosso. “Workforce training programs and educational opportunities help remove barriers and give hardworking Michiganders a chance to improve their lives.”
The board also is tasked with helping the governor advance her goal of helping 60% of Michigan’s workforce achieve a post-secondary degree or certification by 2030.
Prior to his nomination, Frederick authored the bipartisan ReConnect Initiative to support adult learners seeking degrees and credentials and also served as chairman of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee.