Going PRO Talent Fund Grant Awards 37 Area Businesses $1,789,446

Michigan’s Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) 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 Going Pro Talent Fund was intended to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60 percent by 2030.

Since the program’s launch in 2014, over 3,000 Michigan businesses have received Talent Fund awards to assist in training, developing, and retaining newly hired and current employees.

The fund is helping nearly 30,000 workers across the state to secure employment through $39,015 industry-recognized credentials and strong wages by providing training grants to more than 850 Michigan businesses to support their high-demand, high-skill talent needs.

The Going Pro Talent Fund was intended to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60 percent by 2030. The fund has supported more than 94,000 workers with training over the years, including new hires and current workers. LEO makes Going PRO Talent Fund awards to employers through Michigan Works! Agencies

 Employers participating are playing an essential part in defining their training needs and work with the local Michigan Works! Agencies to develop realistic training plans. 

GST Michigan Works! facilitated applications for 37 businesses located in Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola counties.  All 37 businesses were awarded funds, with a total of $1,789,446 awarded to assist in funding training to enhance local workforce, increase company capacity, retain talent and acquire new work.

To learn more about the Going PRO Talent Fund, visit Michigan.gov/TalentFund.