Going PRO Talent Fund Information Sessions Scheduled for Northwest Michigan
A popular employee training fund in Michigan has a new name but will still offer $30 million dollars businesses can use to train their workforce. The Going PRO Talent Fund (formerly the Skilled Trades Training Fund or 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.
The application period for Talent Fund grants is expected to begin in mid-September. Prior to the start of the application period, Northwest Michigan Works! is holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn about the Going PRO Talent Fund. 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 Talent Fund process.
The dates and locations for the Employer Information Sessions are:
August 15 Petoskey 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. North Central Michigan College
Main Administration Building
1515 Howard Street
August 22 Benzonia 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BACN
2804 Benzie Hwy.
August 23 Cadillac 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wexford-Missaukee
Career Tech Center
9901 East 13th Street
August 23 Manistee 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Northwest Michigan Works!
September 6 Kalkaska 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kalkaska County Library
247 S. Cedar St.
September 6 Traverse City 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Northwest Michigan Works!
1209 South Garfield
Businesses planning to attend one of the information sessions should RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-922-6920. Please indicate the location of the information session you would like to attend. Businesses unable to attend one of the sessions can contact a Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison for more information.
Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager