Going PRO Talent Fund information sessions to be held throughout northeast Michigan
Beginning in mid-August, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding employer Information Sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund. If you’re an employer in need of training assistance for existing and new staff, don’t miss out on your share of $30 million available in employer grants! Employers of ALL SIZES in ALL INDUSTRIES are encouraged to apply!
The Going PRO Talent Fund, formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training Fund, increases the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s employers by providing awards for customized employer responsive training. The intent of these awards is to enhance and train talent, increase productivity and employment retention, support registered apprenticeships, and meet the current demand needed to address the skills gaps of employees.
Last year Northeast Michigan employers alone received funding in total of $368,000 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. In 2019, 24 grants were awarded, ranging from $1,000 to $135,000, resulting in over 300 employee trainings.
Statewide, from 2014 to 2019, 3,136 awards were granted, with an average award amount of $31,548 and the average training cost per person of $1,062. Employers applying for Going PRO Talent Fund awards are encouraged to hire veterans, as they’ll receive an additional $500 for each newly-hired vet.
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding information sessions for employers across the region in August, at which businesses can learn about the application process and how to get started. The info sessions will also cover the different types of training allowed, grant requirements, and funding parameters.
The Going PRO Information Session schedule is as follows:
August 12, 9am-11am – Alcona Michigan Works!, 202 Second, Lincoln, MI 48742
August 13, 9am-11am – Alpena Community College, CTR 106, 665 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707
August 14, 11am-1pm – Grayling Michigan Works!, 4595 Salling Dr, Grayling, MI 49738
August 15, 11am-1pm – Mio Michigan Works!, 1329 S Mount Tom Road, Mio, MI 48647
August 20, 1pm-3pm – Gaylord Michigan Works!, 2927 D&M Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735
August 21, 11am-1pm – Cheboygan Michigan Works!, 11153 N Straits Hwy, Cheboygan, MI 49721
August 22, 11am-1pm – Onaway Michigan Works!, 20709 State St, Onaway, MI 49765
August 22, 1pm-3pm – Atlanta Michigan Work!, Elkland Center, 12519 State St, Atlanta, MI 49709
August 23, 9am-11am – Gaylord Michigan Works!, 2927 D&M Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735
Reserve a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you can only apply for Going PRO through your local Michigan Works! agency!
For more information about Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium services and the Going PRO Talent Fund, visit www.nemcworks.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook at @MiWorksNE.