While Michigan's economy continues to gain momentum, there is still a challenge for companies to find talent with the skills they need. To address this issue, the Governor recommended and the Legislature supported the creation of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) in 2013. In its second year, the STTF will continue to focus on assisting companies in meeting their talent challenges.
The STTF 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 STTF ensures Michigan's employers have access to 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 are essential to achieve demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan's priority industries. Read more >>