Build a Skilled Workforce With Training Funds
Low unemployment levels mean today’s job-seeker pool is at historically low levels. Yet, employers still have jobs they need to fill. West Michigan Works! can connect employers to a variety of services to address their talent needs, including access to workforce training funds.
These funding opportunities can help businesses train new hires or upskill their current workforce.
Skilled Trades Training Funds:
The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides competitive awards for workforce training that addresses skill shortages in the State of Michigan. West Michigan Works! partners with employers to identify skill deficits, define skill needs and develop plans to address the need.
On-the-Job-Training (OJT) funds provide employers partial reimbursement for costs associated with training a prospective or new employee. The program reduces new hire training costs, helps employers expand their business and develops qualified staff trained with specialized skills.
This program provides funds to upgrade the skills of existing staff. Funds are awarded to train eligible employees in order to retain or maintain employment, enhance their wage-earning capacity, add to the viability and productivity of the business or avert a layoff situation.