The Going Pro Talent Fund (formerly know as the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund or STTF) grant program is a yearly training grant program available to Michigan based companies.
The Going Pro Talent Fund 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 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 (MWAs), economic development, and educational partners is essential to achieve demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan’s industries. Each year since 2013 the fund has awarded a total of more than $13,000,000 per year to Michigan based companies for their training needs.
Awards are up to a maximum of $1500 per person for classroom/on-site training and up to $3000 per person for US DOL Registered Apprenticeships. Previous individual company awards have been in between a low of $945 and a high of $500,000