Going PRO Talent Fund Changes in Store for 2023

The Going PRO Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry.

Some of these changes include:

·  Streamlined abbreviated applications

·  New/Current trainee funding is being raised from $1500 to $2000 per person

·  USDOL Registered Apprentice funding of $3500 1st year through completion

·  Bi-annual application and award cycles (late fall & early summer)

Going PRO Talent Fund information sessions are expected to be near the end of September but now is a good time to start thinking about your application.

For more information and to find applications visit the Michigan Works website at macomb-stclairworks.org.

Reporting for WGRT – George James