Find Training Grants

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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")

Information Sessions

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.

We invite Lansing area businesses, economic development and education partners to attend one information session (approximately 90 minutes):

  • Aug. 13, 2019, 8:30-10:30am, 200 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids
  • Aug. 14, 2019, 8:30-10:00am, 101 W. Cass St. room 208, St. Johns
  • Aug. 28, 2019, 1:30-3pm, 2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing
  • Sept. 5, 2019, 8:30-10:00am, 1000 S. Washington Avenue, Suite #201, Lansing
  • Sept. 18, 2019, 1:30-3:00pm, 2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing
  • Sept. 25, 2019, 3-4:30pm, 2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing
  • Sept. 26, 2019, 8:30-10am, 2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing 

Please register in advance, or call 517-492-5516

When reservations exceed seating capacity for a particular location, that specific information session will be removed from the RSVP link.

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, the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Talent Investment Agency. Callers use 711 or 1-844-578-6563 (Voice and TDD). An Equal Opportunity Employer/Center.


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