As representatives from urban epicenters, the challenges and opportunities we experience by serving diverse populations – culturally, socially, and economically, require a unique set of strategies and tactics to connect people to the changing expectations and needs of employers.
The goal is to take the micro-successes and strengths of each workforce development board and replicate them on a regional scale. MUS strives to bolster the Midwest’s place within the national economy while growing and retaining our homegrown talent and businesses.
Through intentional collaboration, leveraging stakeholders and efficient and creative use of resources, our strategy is to retain and grow local talent and generate greater return on investment for our employer partners and the workforce system.
Equitable access for all populations in the Midwest region seeking a better life through the services and supports of the public workforce ecosystem.
Improve the economic conditions of the Midwest region, with targeted focus on urban areas, to serve and advance the needs and interests of the region’s diverse populations, employers, workers, job seekers and workforce development professionals.
With an equity lens and intentional collaboration, we leverage regional and national stakeholders, and efficiently and creatively use resources, to shorten the learning curve in reaching and serving our local communities. Together, we design, test, and implement workforce strategies and practices that support diverse workers and employers to accomplish their goals.