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Mr. Robert Shimkoski

Robert ShimkoskiDirector of Planning and Resource Development


Robert Shimkoski is the Director of Policy Planning and Resource Development for Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), a Michigan Works! Agency that administers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) Programs in the city of Detroit.

He holds a B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Scranton and a M.A in English from Wayne State University. He has served as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked for the city of Detroit’s Workforce Development and Housing Departments. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Community Housing Coalition and Mary Turner Center. In 2017, Robert was selected to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy.