Find Training Grants

The Capital Area Michigan Works! Business Services Team helps employers stay competitive by assisting with customized recruitment solutions.

Various grants are offered to help employers develop training programs and career seekers further their education.

To learn more, please contact Teri Sand, Business Services Team leader, at or call 517-492-5516.

GOING PRO TALENT FUNDS (formerly "Skilled Trades Training Funds")

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. The Talent Fund provides competitive awards for training that enhances talent, productivity and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s employers. 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.

Companies facing a critical issue for which training may be a solution are encouraged to apply for the GPTF this Fall. For the past couple years, the state of Michigan approved several million dollars to reimburse employers through this fund for training their workers.  Dozens of companies in all industry clusters in our region applied and were awarded funds.

For more information regarding the Talent Fund, please contact Teri Sand, or 517-492-5516.

Capital Area Michigan Works! is a proud partner of the American Job Center network.  In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, this will be made available in an alternative format upon special request to Capital Area Michigan Works! Relay Center.  Funding for Capital Area Michigan Works! is received in part from the U.S. Department of Labor, and the State of Michigan. Callers use 711 or 1-844-578-6563 (Voice and TDD). An Equal Opportunity Employer/Center.


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