Clinton Twp., MI - Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! (M/SC MW!) has launched the Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) 2023. The GPTF is a competitive grant that awards funding to employers to assist them in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development awards the funds to employers through M/SC MW!. M/SC MW! Business Services staff conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers and availability of federal funding sources.
“PTI is incredibly fortunate and grateful to be part of the going pro talent fund," said Tim Witherow, PTI Engineered Plastics. "It has opened opportunities for training that likely would have not been available. Working with the Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works team has been amazing. They are incredibly helpful and assist in any way possible.”
“The Going Pro Talent fund has allowed us to offer our employees training opportunities that have spurred their professional and personal growth," said Nathan Tank, training specialist, Weingartz. "These trainings have upskilled employees and resulted in employee advancement and promotions."
This year, the Going PRO Talent Fund orientation dates will be in September. The orientation dates will include two virtual and two in person orientation dates. To attend a GPTF orientation or for more information and to see if GPTF is right for your business visit https://www.macomb-stclairworks.org/gptf or contact Jennifer Taylor at
About The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board
The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board administers the Michigan Works! Service System in Macomb and St. Clair counties. Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! is an equal opportunity employer/program. Supported in part by state and/or federal funds. A proud partner of the American Job Center network. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Works! agencies oversee comprehensive services designed to help employers access a skilled workforce and help job seekers access satisfying careers. Programs also include workshops to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and help individuals who are disadvantaged or who face serious barriers to employment develop skills through training that leads to employment and ultimately economic self-sufficiency.