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Going PRO Talent Fund 2021


The Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) provides competitive awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the GPTF must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Allowable training and targeted funding amounts include:

  • Customized/classroom training: up to $1,500 per individual. 
  • On-site training: up to $1,500 per individual.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships: up to $3,000 per individual.
  • Incentives for Targeted Populations including Veterans, Active Military Reservists, Older Workers, Returning Citizens, and High School Diploma/Equivalency.

How to Apply: The application for Going Pro Talent Fund 2021 will be online.  Employers will need to submit an Authorization Request to begin an application. 

Please click here to access the Work-Based Learning Online Management System (WBLOMS):

(Google Chrome must be used for optimal performance. The WBLOMS cannot be accessed using Microsoft Internet Explorer)

Supporting Documents: Please refer to the following documents for more detailed information about the program and how to apply:

2021 Going PRO NW MiWorks Info Session PDF
2021 Going PRO Talent Fund Eligible-Ineligible Training Guidance
2021 Going PRO Talent Fund Employer Guide
2021 Going PRO Talent Fund FAQs
2021 WBLOMS Employer User Guide

If you have any questions, please contact your Northwest Michigan Works! Business Services representative or email


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