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 October of 2013. Now in its third year, the STTF continues 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 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 is essential to achieving demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan’s industries.. Read more >>
In the News
- Complete list of Skilled Trades Training Fund Awards for FY15 as of July 22, 2015
- Workforce Development Agency awards grants to Michigan businesses for job training and hiring
- Michigan companies to increase job training and hiring through Workforce Development Agency grants
- Workforce Development Agency announces job training grants for Michigan companies