A network approach is an effective way to accomplish our goals. Michigan is fortunate to have a vast array of resources dedicated to helping more students earn college certificates and degrees, and enhanced collaboration among these mission-aligned initiatives is essential to making even greater progress toward Michigan’s college attainment goals.
MCAN's partners have demonstrated their confidence in our work and commitment to our goal by sharing financial resources that make our work possible. Thank you for investing in Michigan's future.
Educated Workforce Advisory Board
The Educated Workforce Advisory Board is a new coalition with the ultimate purpose of elevating existing collaborations and building systemic connections among K-12, higher education, and the workforce system in support of Michigan’s Sixty by 30 goal. Representatives from the three identified systems work together to bring invaluable perspectives on leading bold, system-level changes that deliver more equitable outcomes for Michigan’s students.
This advisory board guides MCAN’s work as articulated in its Strategy for an Educated Workforce. Board members bring trust and credibility to MCAN’s efforts to promote cross-sector collaboration and connect state-level initiatives to local regions/communities and vice versa, ensuring local and regional considerations are integrated into all planning and decision-making.
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Higher Education Advisory Board
Our work is driven by a variety of voices from leaders in higher education. MCAN's Higher Education Advisory Board is comprised of higher education institutions across the state, working collaboratively to increase college access and completion rates.
By having a formal relationship with and a single point of contact from each college and university, MCAN uses the Higher Education Advisory Board to inform and shape college access programming by soliciting feedback on our strategies.
Local College Access Networks
Local College Access Networks (LCANs)are community-based college access alliances supported by a team of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, the nonprofit sector, government, business, and philanthropy. LCANs coordinate and expand programs, services, and resources that help more students pursue postsecondary educational opportunities. More specifically, each LCAN sets goals focused on student success, establishes a system of data gathering and analysis, reports results, and holds partners accountable for performance.
The Michigan Higher Education Roundtable (MIHEART) is comprised of business, military, law enforcement, K-12 education, higher education, and government leaders passionate about increasing and retaining talent in Michigan. The group works together as an ongoing collaboration to promote, advocate for, and guide policy changes that will improve our state’s postsecondary education and credential attainment levels – and to keep at this the work from Administration to Administration.
The group works together as an ongoing collaborative to promote, advocate for, and guide policy changes that will improve our state’s postsecondary education and credential attainment levels – and to keep at this the work from Administration to Administration.
Michigan Promise Zones Association
MCAN works closely with the Michigan Promise Zones Association by providing technical assistance and support to ensure that these "placed-based" scholarships are helping students pursue a postsecondary education.
National College Attainment Network
MCAN is a proud member of the National College Attainment Network.