West Michigan Companies Receive Over $5 Million in Training Grants

For fiscal year 2017, more than $5 million in Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF) have been awarded to companies in the seven county region serviced by West Michigan Works! This includes nine employers in Muskegon County that received more than $700,000 in grant funding. The STTF grants are expected to impact 257 current full-time employees and 233 new full-time, permanent employees in Muskegon County.

"This fund is an incredible resource for local businesses to invest in their workforce and increase efficiency and productivity by giving workers additional skills," said Ed Gardener, president and CEO of Muskegon Area First.

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