Talent Solutions

Talent Development,  Attraction & Retention

As one of the fastest job growth areas in the nation, Ottawa County area companies need top talent. Our Talent Solutions team collaborates with a wide variety of education, government, and non-profit partners to help companies attract and develop the skilled workforce required for business success. 

Interested in relocating to west Michigan, or working with a candidate to sell west Michigan? Check out Michigan SmartCoast.com - a new resource to help area companies attract talent. 

Our focused, systemic talent development effort has resulted in FuturePREP Connections, a systematic approach to linking area companies with more than 24,000 area middle and high school students. Connections was initiated by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, along with Brian Walker, CEO, Herman Miller and Franco Bianchi, President, Haworth, and 7 area superintendents. Check out the video for an introduction to Connections from Franco and Brian. You can also learn about Connections in the program overview video below.


FuturePrep Connections Overview.

Are you a west Michigan employer looking to identify resources in your area to develop, attract and retain the talent you need? Contact Angela Huesman for more information.

Are you interested in or recently relocated to west Michigan, check out our Work Here page for opportunities to connect to available careers and resources.