Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)

Program Overview

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, 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 >>


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Featured Impact Stories:

Detroit Diesel Corporation - On-The-Job Training for 75 Employees     Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Trained 48 Current Employees     Plasan Carbon Composites - On-The-Job Training for 127 New Hires     TMD Machining Received 21,000 to Train 9 Existing Workers and 5 New Hires

2016 Skilled Trades Training Fund Program Dashboard

Size of Companies Receiving Skilled Trades Training Funds

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Complete list of Skilled Trades Training Funds for FY16 as of November 2015

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