Workforce Development Add to ReportImmediate ActionMCEDC, in partnership with the Department of Defense, will soon implement a pilot program aimed at integrating military veterans into the workforce.The program will help Marshall County businesses access over 250,000 veterans entering the workplace. Our Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program, is working with industries to identify workforce issues, and improve employee recruitment.By sustaining our large manufacturing corridor, high quality of life, and low cost of doing business and living, MCEDC is keeping Marshall County a prosperous area for businesses and workers. Lasting Vision MCEDC’s BEAR program has identified several issues with workforce recruitment, and we are establishing long-term solutions in response:MCEDC will ensure training providers and local schools are providing students and adults with skills that will allow them to become desirable employees.By partnering with businesses, schools and training providers, MCEDC will support the growth through internships, apprenticeships, job training, and skill advancement to create a sustainable workforce.MCECD aims to cultivate a forward-thinking workforce. As businesses expand, they require more employees educated in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). MCEDC and area partners will work with local schools to ensure that students develop these increasingly vital skills.