"Automation Alley has utilized the grant writing, program management, and evaluation services of EdEn, Inc. on three U.S. Department of Labor training grants. The firm is experienced and professional, and has maintained excellent relationships within the local and national workforce development communities."
"EdEn, Inc. has been an integrated strategic partner with the college for almost two decades. They have proven time and again to be a high quality, flexible and responsive partner. Their familiarity with our region, the major stakeholders, and knowledge of a broad range of workforce issues has proven invaluable."
"When the College needed a partner, not just a grant writer for this project, we knew we wanted EdEn Inc. Their understanding of the College, our community, and the workforce development system combined with exquisite proposal development skills made them invaluable in landing this opportunity. We truly could not have done it without EdEn Inc."
Vice Chancellor of External Affairs
Oakland Community College
"Oakland University (OU) has partnered with EdEn, Inc. to administer all Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) grants awarded to the OU School of Engineering and Computer Science. Through these grants, the university has trained thousands of workers for southeast Michigan companies. EdEn's responsibilities included but were not limited to: working with the companies to develop customized courses tailored to company specific needs; identifying instructors capable of teaching the required material; maintaining auditable records in adherence with grant specifications; and verifying payment and budgetary compliance."
"EdEn has always been extremely professional in the execution of all project responsibilities. Perhaps most importantly, the companies were also very appreciative of their experience with EdEn. OU had numerous companies request EdEn administer their EDJT grants on behalf of the university because of the fine working relationship that the EdEn team brought to the collaborative process."
"It's been a great experience working with EdEn, and I am happy to provide my strong recommendation to anyone looking for a company with experience in adminstering high-tech training grants and programs."
Michael Polis, Ph.D.
Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science
The EdEn Team has partnered with Oakland County to produce four ground-breaking studies on the employment needs of evolving industries in the County and across Southeast Michigan. To access the Skills Needs Assessment Program (SNAP) reports, click on the topic area below:
Connected Mobility (2017)
Health Systems (2014)
Advanced Manufacturing (2012)
Emerging Sector (2009)
The EdEn Team served as project manager for Oakland Community College in the submission of a grant application that resulted in the college receiving $4.5 million from the MSF Skilled Trades Equipment Fund. To see more information about this award, click HERE.
EdEn Inc. is responsible for writing and managing a $5 million grant awarded to Automation Alley by the US Department of Labor for technical training. To see the press release, click HERE.