MI Bright Future
- Youth Services
MI Bright Future is a collaborative strategy developed by the Workforce Intelligence Network in 2013 to begin solving workforce shortages. MI Bright Future is an interactive web-based system that addresses talent needs through an easy-to-use online portal connecting employers directly with their future workforce. During dedicated career development time in the classroom, students can go beyond reading about occupations, using MI Bright Future to easily locate and explore local employers through company profiles, virtual mentoring, company-focused discussion boards, and more than 20 work-based learning activities, such as guest speaking, job shadowing, and internships.MI Bright Future connects what’s happening in today’s classroom with current and projected needs among employers, helping students to understand the relevancy of what they are learning for the ''real world''. MI Bright Future strengthens the entire community involved in career development, helping managers of existing work-based learning and career-readiness programs in the K-12 system, such as counselors and teachers, to scale their initiatives and reach their goals, while employers have access to a streamlined system to promote and manage all types of engagement with schools and students.