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Your workforce is key to your competitiveness. Our Business Services Team can help you recruit and retain your best employees by providing coordinated services and resources.

Consider the time and expense involved in finding talent:

Michigan Works! West Central will take on this initial time and expense - ALL AT NO COST TO YOU!

For more information about the services we provide to employers in Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola Counties, please contact Merri Bennett, Business Services Director, at mbennett@michworkswc.org or 231.583.2029.

 

skilled trades training fund (sttf)

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program provides competitive awards to employers for training leading to increased employee productivity and increased competitiveness of Michigan businesses. Approximately $20 million will be available this fall to assist employers with skilled trades training.

Here are a few examples of skilled trades training utilized by our local companies: 

Since STTF's inception in 2014, we have helped secure nearly $900,000 in STTF funding for our employers, which equates to almost 1,000 workers receiving skilled trades training (new hires AND current employees)! 

The grant process is very competitive, so a complete and accurate application is critical. We will help you through the process every step of the way! For more information contact  Merri Bennett, Business Services Director, at mbennett@michworkswc.org or 231.583.2029. The Skilled Trades Training Fund Application period for 2017 has closed. 

Since STTF's inception in 2014, we have helped secure nearly $900,000 in STTF funding for our employers, which equates to almost 1,000 workers receiving skilled trades training (new hires AND current employees)! 


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