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Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)

Program Overview

Michigan's business climate and economy continues to recover from the devastating job losses of the past five years. However, the state's labor exchange system is being challenged to find talent for businesses who are seeking individuals with new and emerging skill sets. The growing shortage of skilled workers threatens our economic competitiveness. To address this need, the Governor recommended and the Legislature supported the creation of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program for Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014.)

The STTF will provide competitive awards for the development and implementation of employer responsive training that will enhance talent incomes, productivity, and employment retention, while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan's businesses. The STTF program will ensure Michigan's employers have access to the talent pipeline they need to compete and grow, and participants have the skills they need for in-demand jobs. The program will create and expand collaboration between the Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs), economic development, and educational agencies by funding demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan's priority industries. Read more >>

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