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Going PRO Talent Fund 2022


UPDATE: Due to ongoing state budget discussions
the Going PRO Talent Fund application window
has been delayed. Please check back for updates.
The WBLOMS system will open for applications
as soon as the state budget is finalized. 

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.

  • 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, Individuals with Disabilities, Public Assistance Recipients, and High School Diploma/Equivalency.

How to Apply: The application for Going Pro Talent Fund 2022 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:

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund Program Overview

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund Fact Sheet

FY22 Employer Going PRO Talent Fund_FAQs

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund_Employer Guide

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund Eligible-Ineligible Training Guidance

FY22 Independent Application (22-00009) Example

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund Scoring Criteria 

FY22 Training Plan Details (22-00009) Example

FY22 WBLOMS Employer Training Guide

FY22 Going PRO Talent Fund Webinar

FY22 Apprentice Participant Demographic Form

FY22 USDOL Form 671 Apprentice Agreement_SAMPLE

Verification-IWD Form

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


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Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager