The Detroit Green Skills Alliance (DGSA) was originally a designated Michigan Skills Alliance supported in part with funding and technical assistance provided by the State of Michigan. It is now an independent and informal alliance designed to help serve the needs of businesses, nonprofits and governments impacting the immediate metro Detroit area. DGSA has the dual purpose of assisting green economy businesses and organizations expand their capacity and create job opportunities and career pathways for Detroit workers.
The Detroit Green Skills Alliance was originally funded by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund (DRWF). Made up of thirteen national and local, public and private funders, DRWF committed $5.5 million in resources, which promoted regional economic growth through the development of a skilled workforce fund. Since DRWF completed its funding, the Detroit Green Skills Alliance now continues as an all volunteer group.
To promote alignment of national, regional and local green policies with opportunities to support the expansion of Detroit area green organizations and job creation for citizens (workers) in the region.
DGSA is comprised of green economy businesses, workforce development agencies, nonprofits, government liaisons, community members and industry advocates committed to the development of a trained and workforce ready talent pipeline that will contribute to the revitalization and economic sustainability of the Detroit region.