TRAVERSE CITY, MI – $30 million dollars in employee training funding will be available to Michigan businesses from the 2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF). The application period for STTF grants will run from September 18 through October 6, 2017. Prior to the start of the application period, Northwest Michigan Works! is holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn about the STTF. Companies will also learn how to create a solid, competitive proposal, as well as the services and assistance available through Northwest Michigan Works throughout the STTF process.
The dates and locations for the Employer Information Sessions are:
August 23 Cadillac 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wexford-Missaukee
Career Tech Center
9901 East 13th Street
August 24 Petoskey 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. North Central Michigan College
Library Conference Center
1515 Howard Street
August 28 Kalkaska 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Northwest Michigan Works!
103 Third St.
August 29 Manistee 10:30 a.m. – Noon Alliance for Economic Success
395 Third Street
August 31 Traverse City 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Northwest Michigan Works!
1209 South Garfield
Large Conference Room
Businesses planning to attend one of the information sessions should RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-922-6920. Please indicate the location of the information session you would like to attend. More information about the STTF is available at: nwm.org/sttf
The STTF began in 2013 to provide funds to companies for short-term, in-demand training and is not limited to “skilled trade” occupations. Training has included welding, CNC operator, CNC programmer, robotics, IT training, electronic health records, and on-the-job training for individuals to be hired.
Northwest Michigan Works!, a program of Networks Northwest, is the region’s local workforce development partner serving thousands of job seekers and businesses every year. More information about the services offered by Northwest Michigan Works! is available at: NWMichWorks.org or by calling 800-442-1074.