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Northwest Michigan Works Schedules STTF Employer Information Sessions

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: 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:

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: or by calling 800-442-1074.


Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner