Going PRO Talent Fund Information Sessions Scheduled for Northwest Michigan
July 30, 2019
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – A popular employee training fund in Michigan will offer $30 million dollars businesses can use to train their workforce. The Going PRO Talent Fund began in 2013 to provide funds to companies for short-term, in-demand training leading to an industry-recognized credential. Training can be provided for existing employees, new hires, or registered DOL apprentices for occupations in several industries, including but not limited to; manufacturing, construction, IT, landscaping, healthcare, hospitality, non-profits, food production, and more.
The application period for Talent Fund grants is expected to begin in mid-September. Prior to the start of the application period, Northwest Michigan Works! is holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn about the Going PRO Talent Fund. 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 Talent Fund process.
The dates and locations for the Employer Information Sessions are:
August 14 Petoskey 9:00 am – 10:00 am North Central Michigan College
Library Conference Room
1515 Howard Street
August 15 Manistee 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Manistee Chamber of Commerce
11 Cypress St.
August 15 Benzonia 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm BACN
2804 Benzie Hwy.
August 21 Kalkaska 10:00 am – 11:30 am Kalkaska County Library
247 S. Cedar St.
August 21 Traverse City 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Northwest Michigan Works!
1209 South Garfield
August 22 Cadillac 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wexford-Missaukee
Career Tech Center
9901 East 13th Street
Businesses planning to attend one of the information sessions should RSVP to: business-services@
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.
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