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Going PRO Talent Fund Virtual Information Session November 15

News Release
November 8, 2022

NORTHWEST, MI – Employers from northwest Lower Michigan are encouraged to join a virtual information session November 15 to learn about the application process for the Going Pro Talent Fund (Talent Fund). This innovative training fund has approximately $55 million dollars available statewide this year to help businesses train their workforce. The Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry. Training can be provided for existing employees, new hires, or registered DOL apprentices.

The November 15 Virtual Employer Information Session will be held on Zoom and will include information about some significant changes made this year to the Talent Fund online application process. The information session will run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All employers from Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties are encouraged to participate in the information session.

A Zoom link for the Information Session is available at If you have questions, please contact Rob Dickinson at or 231-357-5082.

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: or by calling 800-442-1074.

Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission