Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)

12/09/16 UPDATE: FY 2017 Skilled Trades Training Fund Awards

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses.  The STTF ensures Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have the skills they need for in-demand jobs.  Collaboration between the Michigan Works! Agencies, economic development, and educational partners is essential to achieving demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan’s industries.

GST Michigan Works! Business Services Professionals worked with the companies listed below to secure Skilled Trades Training Fund Grants to fund training to enhance their local workforce and increase company capacity to retain present and acquire new work.

GST Michigan Works! received funding for thirty-two (32) companies in the amount of $1,075,046.  Twenty-six (26) were funded through FY17 grant dollars.  Six (6) received funding via the re-issuance of unexpended FY16 STTF dollars.

GST Michigan Works! was awarded $206,494 in FY 2016 as compared to $844,365 this fiscal year.  This is an increase of $637,871.  This was due to the combined work of our BSPs across our Michigan Works! Agency.

In addition, two companies located in the GST Michigan Works! service area received funding through Capital Area Michigan Works! The company was Trilogy who received $94,400 for sites located in Grand Blanc and Lapeer.

Thus, the total STTF grant awards to companies in our GST Michigan Works! service area totals $1,169,446.

FY 17 STTF Funded Proposals 

Company Location County  Funded Amount
1 ADS – Advanced Decorative Systems Millington Tuscola  $           28,240.00
2 Advanced Auto Trends Snover Sanilac  $           27,024.00
3 Asco Numatics Sandusky Sanilac  $           26,942.00
4 AuroraCad Cam Metamora Lapeer  $             4,500.00
5 Bourne Industries Corunna Shiawassee  $           16,050.00
6 C&L Ward Davison Genesee  $           23,750.00
7 C3 Ventures Flint Genesee  $           65,790.00
8 Caro Community Hospital Caro Tuscola  $           88,947.00
9 Covenant Eyes Owosso Shiawassee  $           77,973.00
10 D/S Services Cass City Tuscola  $           17,783.00
11 Dee Cramer Flint Genesee  $             6,000.00
12 Fernco Davison Genesee  $           16,500.00
13 Genesee Packaging Flint Genesee  $           60,000.00
14 Great Lakes Fusion Durand Shiawassee  $           15,880.00
15 Halo Country LLC Flint Genesee  $             8,335.00
16 Huron Castings Pigeon Huron  $           12,000.00
17 Huron Inc. Lexington Sanilac  $           16,092.00
18 iSource Flint Genesee  $           71,400.00
19 Kamax Lapeer Lapeer  $           22,058.00
20 Liquid Automation Goodrich Genesee  $           45,000.00
21 Magna Electronics Grand Blanc Genesee  $           24,084.00
22 Maurer Electric Bad Axe Huron  $           39,269.00
23 Midwest Bus Owosso Shiawassee  $           32,740.00
24 NEXUS Flint Genesee  $           45,000.00
25 Niles Coating Grand Blanc Genesee  $           68,033.00
26 Rassini Flint Genesee  $           57,165.00
27 Regency Plastics Bad Axe Huron  $           32,677.00
28 Robert Brown Dairy Bad Axe Huron  $             3,715.00
29 Scheurer Hospital Pigeon Huron  $           15,478.00
30 STEMCO Millington Tuscola  $             6,569.00
31 Tower Automotive Elkton Huron  $           43,500.00
32 Universal EMS Flint Genesee  $           56,552.00
 $     1,075,046.00
Funding Source FY 2017  $        844,365.00
FY 2106  $        230,681.00
 $     1,075,046.00

Questions regarding the Skilled Trades Training Fund can be directed to David Rose, Business Services Manager for GST Michigan Works!: drose@gstmiworks.org | (810) 233-5974 Ext. 349

For more information about the Skilled Trades Training Fund visit www.michigan.gov/sttf