Talent 2025

Project Dates

10/29/2009 - 04/26/2012


The authors prepared a three-part analysis of the talent system covered by a nine-county West Michigan region: 1) by identifying key performance indicators of the local talent system; 2) by asset mapping of high-performing talent development systems to identify key components of success; 3) and by comparing performance gaps between high-performing initiatives and current performance within the Talent 2025 region. This unique approach combines a thorough knowledge and experience with data sources and appropriate uses for developing a mix of both social and economic indicators.


Talent 2025: Assessment of the West Michigan Talent Development System, George Erickcek, Brian Pittelko, Bridget Timmeney, Brad R. Watts (August 2010)

Talent 2025 Update Brief: Regional Workforce Demand and System Flows, George Erickcek, Brian Pittelko, Bridget Timmeney, Brad Watts (2012)


Talent 2025, West Michigan Strategic Alliance, Grand Rapids, MI

Subject Area

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Job skills and standards