The Talent Investment Agency -Workforce Development (TIA-WD) vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the TIA-WD supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.
- Talent Development Liaisons
The Talent Development Liaisons (TDLs) are responsible for engaging employers and educators to comprehensively address talent needs focused on mid- and long-term development skill gaps in key industries in each region statewide.
- Going PRO Talent Fund
Have you heard? The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is getting a name change. Through Public Act 260, signed by Governor Snyder on June 27, 2018, STTF was codified to become the Going PRO Talent Fund (the Talent Fund). Even with a new identity, the Going PRO Talent Fund remains one of the most powerful tools in Michigan’s toolkit to address in-demand skill growth and employer talent needs. Talent Fund awards made through the local Michigan Works! agencies assist Michigan businesses to train, develop and retain current and newly hired employees.