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Going PRO Talent Fund

Have you heard? The popular Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is getting a name change. The competitive grant program will now be known as the Going PRO Talent Fund.

Even with a name change, the Talent Fund remains one of the most powerful tools in Michigan to address in-demand skill growth and employer talent needs. This fall, the State of Michigan is scheduled to release an estimated $29 million through the fund, that area companies can apply for to receive funds to train their workforce. Since its inception, Michigan Works! West Central has helped secure nearly $2 million in funding for 45 different employers in its six-county region, which equates to nearly 2,000 workers receiving training including funding for 47 U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeships! 

Here are the companies benefitting from funding through applications filed by Michigan Works! West Central and also a partial list of just some of the trainings that have been approved and funded! If you are an employer interested in taking advantage of this grant, contact Merri Bennett at