Michelle Ratcliff

Michelle Ratcliff

Vice President, Workforce Readiness
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Position Summary:

Serves as an appointed member of the chapter board of directors.  Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.  Presents a report or update to the chapter president and fellow chapter members.  Works in cooperation with state-level workforce readiness advocates.

Responsible To:

  • The members of the chapter
  • The chapter president
  • State council workforce readiness director


  • Serve as advocate and program coordinator for workforce readiness chapter activities.
  • Partner with local schools to share information.  Contact local workforce readiness coordinators within the schools to discuss initiatives. 
  • Identify and evaluate issues that impact workforce readiness and develop goals for chapter workforce readiness strategy.
  • Report on workforce readiness issues to chapter members and serve as advocate at chapter activities for education programs.
  • Serve as a resource for chapter members on workforce readiness issues and provide leadership to the chapter on education issues.
  • Monitor local activities concerning workforce readiness and provide timely information on education issues to the chapter president and state workforce readiness director.
  • Work in close cooperation with state workforce readiness director.
  • Develop and support workshops and seminars that address workforce readiness issues.
  • Provide special recognition for chapter members and for local programs that promote betterment of the local workforce through educational process.
  • Respond to any other requirements of the chapter president and state workforce readiness director.
  • Participate in SHRM Workforce Readiness Core Leadership Area volunteer leader conference calls and webcasts.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
  • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
  • Attend all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.