Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership

The Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership is managed by a group of dedicated workforce experts combining more than 100 years of regional workforce experience to drive the work. Executive Director Jayme Powell leads the team ensuring the partnership continues to bolster support throughout the region to advance innovative solutions towards addressing workforce and talent challenges in southeast Michigan.

Meet the Team

Jayme Powell, Executive Director

Jayme Powell is the Executive Director of the Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership, managed by the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, where she is responsible for convening and collaborating with critical stakeholders to identify and implement scalable solutions to regional workforce challenges. Fostering alignment between business and educational leaders will enable Powell and the workforce partnership to implement solutions that remove barriers to employment, improve educational outcomes for regional learners, and increase access to family-sustaining wage careers.

Before joining the Community Foundation to lead the workforce partnership, Powell was the Senior Director of Education and Employment at the Rocket Community Fund, where she spent more than seven years developing and executing a comprehensive data-driven investment strategy focused on career education, workforce development, and digital inclusion that builds a sustainable pipeline of opportunities for Detroit talent.

Additional examples of her progressive leadership include developing the Motor City Contractor Fund, Connect313, and the Detroit Area Talent Fund.

Powell earned her master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Organizational and Community Leadership from Michigan State University.

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