Our district is home to a number of high tech companies that support a variety of industries. There has been a slowdown in job growth and new development, as we see new skills training programs and high tech businesses opening in or moving to other parts of Michigan.
There are many opportunities for developing skills needed in today’s job market. We need trade apprentice programs, technical quick study and certification programs. These programs keep the workplace current and highly productive. This enables our local economy to grow, continuing to add more well paying jobs. Working with the strong base of employers and other programs in the county, we can develop these opportunities, making Oakland County more attractive to companies looking for a home, and a better place for our families to live.
Infrastructure improvements around Oakland County can provide great opportunity for jobs and skill development. Plans already proposed can provide predictable, sustainable funding for roads and water. They offer opportunities for skilled and apprentice workers to earn good incomes. We need to move these types of programs forward. This will improve our infrastructure and make possible many opportunities for good jobs in our District and State.