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Going PRO Talent Fund 2024

Going Pro in Michigan 

Recipients of the Fiscal Year 2024 Going PRO Talent Fund Cycle 2 independent awards were announced on June 27, 2024. 28 businesses in northwest Lower Michigan will receive a total of $906,348 they will use to train 171 new hires and 291 existing employees. The funding will also support 66 Registered Apprenticeships.
A full list of grant recipients is available at 

The Going PRO Talent Fund (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.

Businesses interested in learning more or applying for funding should contact their Northwest Michigan Works! Business Services representative

To learn more about the Going PRO Talent Fund, visit

Click on the links below for Supporting Documents and Videos that provide more detailed information about the Going PRO Talent Fund program.

Supporting Documents

FY24 Going PRO Talent Fund_Employer Guide

Going PRO Talent Fund_Fact Sheet

WD_Program Overviews Going PRO Talent Fund

FY24 WBLOMS Employer Training Guide 


Going PRO Talent Fund Virtual Info Session FY24 Cycle 2

WBLOMS video tutorial: FY23 Industry-Led Collaboratives (ILC) Application Walkthrough

WBLOMS video tutorial: Employer Sign in and Authorization Request

WBLOMS video tutorial: FY24 Independent Application

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

Northwest Michigan Works!

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