- Speaking at an Inforum luncheon Monday, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman said employers in the state aren't doing enough to convince recent graduates to consider opportunities in the state.
- Michigan has an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 jobs unfilled because the state lacks workers with the technical skills necessary, but many of the 14,000 students who graduated with high-demand degrees from the state's three research universities in 2011 took jobs outside of the state.
- The U. of Michigan, Michigan State U. and Wayne State U. have over 1.1 million graduates living worldwide, but only 590,000 live in the state, and MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon added that the continued revitalization of Detroit is key to keeping more alumni in the state.
From the article:
... "I've not heard about students leaving the University of Michigan destitute and unable to get jobs. I hear they do quite well and many of them leave the state," said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, who spoke Monday during an Inforum luncheon at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. "Shame on us if we can't convince the students to come and look at the opportunities in Michigan. We don’t do enough of that." ...