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Northwest Michigan Works Schedules STTF Employer Information Sessions

Over $30 million dollars in employee training funding will be available to Michigan businesses from the 2017 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF). The application period for the STTF grants will begin September 12, 2016. Prior to the start of the application period, Northwest Michigan Works! is holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn about the STTF.

The dates and locations for the Employer Information Sessions are:

August 18 Petoskey 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Central Michigan College
Library Conference Room
1515 Howard Street

August 23 Manistee 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Alliance for Economic Success
395 Third Street
August 30 Cadillac 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Career-Tech Center
9901 East 13th Street
September 1 Traverse City 3:00 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. 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.




Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission