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Detroit Drives Degrees Sets Educational Attainment Projects for Coming Year

In an effort to catalyze higher education in the region, the Chamber’s Detroit Drives Degrees initiative recently launched its Leadership Council to establish goals and projects for the coming year around each of D3’s three pillars: post-secondary access, post-secondary success, and talent retention. The council is made up of more than 30 business, education and nonprofit partners across Southeast Michigan. It is co-chaired by Richard Rassel, chairman of Butzel Long, and Daniel Little, chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Short- and long-term projects include:
  • Data gathering to determine why talented individuals stay or leave Michigan
  • Creating a citywide infrastructure to help adults with some college classes re-enroll to complete a degree
  • Organizing a regional college-going campaign focused on Southeast Michigan high schools
  • Developing a one-stop website to attract and retain talent in Southeast Michigan