Since 1996, the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) has been the leader in workforce development programs. The Alliance partners with various contractors to service residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit.
SEMCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. As a result of our dedication to the residents of southeast Michigan, SEMCA is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. SEMCA is the first nonprofit organization in the country to receive such an accreditation from the Council under its newest network standards.
SEMCA's mission is to provide innovative leadership to create an inclusive life-long talent and career development system that is responsive to evolving labor market demands.
Through SEMCA's leadership there is a robust career and talent pipeline sustained by public and private partnerships driving a vital, competitive economy.
SEMCA is governed by two volunteer boards (SEGA and the Workforce Development Board) that cater to every function of the organization.
Southeast Governmental Alliance (SEGA)
SEGA is the governing board of SEMCA. It is comprised of elected officials from the SEMCA region. Wayne County Commissioner Abdul (Al) Haidous is the board chair.
Workforce Development Board
This board maintains an effective workforce development system that is responsive to the needs of employers and residents, thereby creating a stronger Michigan economy. Charlotte (Charlie) Mahoney is the board chair.