Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

MIT Work for the Future

MIT Work of the Future
Start Date: May 2019 — End Date: Feb 2021

CREC worked closely with Dr. Elisabeth Reynolds and Dr. Paul Osterman to investigate how Detroit’s education and training delivery systems adapted to technological and pedagogical advances as well as how they contributed to equality in opportunity and social inclusion – the future of the “mobility sector”.

CREC helped Dr. Paul Osterman’s research by creating an inventory of Detroit’s workforce system, conducting site visits, and a case study. CREC supported Dr. Reynolds by producing a summary of education/workforce legislation, a synthesis of a recent Aspen/MIT event roundtable, as well as drafts for blogs to be posted for the MIT Work for the Future project.

Research & Planning

About the Client

MIT Work of the Future

The remarkable progression of innovations that imbue machines with human and superhuman capabilities is generating significant uncertainty and deep anxiety about the future of work. Whether and how our current period of technological disruption differs from prior industrial epochs is a source of vigorous debate. But there is no question that we face an urgent […]