2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Awards




GST Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that thirty-three (33) employers located across Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties have been awarded grants totaling $719,283.60 through the Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for short term, in-demand training.


The purpose of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is to enhance talent, productivity and improve employee retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s Workforce.  Funding is available to employers across various industries and sizes.


The businesses awarded range from the Agricultural to Automotive Industries. Magna Electronics, located in Grand Blanc, Michigan was awarded $35,030. Magna Electronics employs over 600 residents in Genesee County. They are the sole manufacturer in the United States and North America for automotive rearview cameras. Robert Brown Dairy Equipment Company in Bad Axe received $7,500 for training their 37 employees in Huron County. They provide 24/7 emergency service, scheduled maintenance, installations, dairy herd supplies and more.


H&H Tool in Lapeer was positively impacted by the STTF grant as well. H&H Tool was awarded over $40,000 to assist in training. They are a tier-two automotive supplier of fluid connector blocks and employ 110 staff members. GST Michigan Works! is able to help a variety of businesses, through the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), train employees to continue the progress of workforce development in our region.


Shannon O’Connor, Human Resources Coordinator for Advanced Decorative Services, views GST Michigan Works! as an asset to their growth as a company. “…Our engagement with GST Michigan Works! has been a successful partnership through which we have built the team to help us move into next generation decorative plastics; all the while allowing us to continue our long-held philosophy of on-the-job skills growth and promotion from within.”

GST Michigan Works! serves the business and talent needs of Huron, Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties. For more information please visit: www.gstmiworks.org  Supported by the State of Michigan, Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.  A proud partner of the American Job Center Network. Michigan Relay Center: 711 Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


To review a complete list of 2018 STTF awards