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.
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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.