Detroit Drives Degrees

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Finding and retaining talent is the greatest challenge businesses are facing across the country. To support employers in our region, the Detroit Regional Chamber developed the Workforce Success Toolkit, and accompanying Workforce Success Webinar Series, to help employers navigate strategies to attract, develop, advance and retain current and future talent. Register for upcoming events in the webinar series now.

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View the 2022 State of Education Report

The annual State of Education report provides key data indicators that illustrate how the region’s educational institutions are preparing students for college and the jobs of the future as well as the impacts of business and education partnerships. The Chamber revealed this report at the 2022 State of Talent event, where business leaders and education stakeholders also reacted to the data and discussed current workforce challenges, how businesses are upskilling their current employees, innovation in times of talent pipeline disruption, and facilitating return to work. View the 2022 State of Education report and watch a recording of the data presentation.

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What exactly is Detroit Drives Degrees?

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative to improve the talent pipeline in the Detroit region with three areas of focus:

  • Advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities
  • Boosting student SUCCESS
  • Retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent

The rapidly evolving economy of the Detroit region requires strengthening the talent pipeline. The Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation’s Detroit Drives Degrees initiative seeks to increase the proportion of individuals with college degrees and high-skill credentials in the region. With only 43 percent of adults having attained this level of education, Detroit Drives Degrees’ primary goal is to increase the postsecondary attainment rate to 60% percent by 2030.

Educational opportunity not only catalyzes economic development, but can also change lives by improving social and economic mobility. Higher education attainment remains the most assured way to earn a better standard of living, which can have broad and positive impacts on the community.

Learn more about Detroit designation as a Talent Hub

Funding and Support

Our work is made possible by our sponsors: