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Training Grants Made Available For Michigan Companies
Saturday Nov 28, 2015 11:45am
(LANSING) – Grant money from the State of Michigan will be coming to some area businesses to help people receive training for in demand technical jobs.
Over 13,000 individuals seeking employment and current workers will be helped through the over $12 million that will be awarded under Michigan's Skilled Trades Training Fund.
Governor Rick Snyder announced the grants this week. Snyder and the Michigan Legislature established the training program in 2013 as a way to help employers develop the talent they need to fill the thousands of available skilled trades jobs.
The fiscal year 2016 funding is on track to create more than 3,100 jobs and retain more than 10,000 positions, with more than 350 employers taking advantage of the program.
In Branch County, Panel Processing of Coldwater will get a grant of $17,500.
The Skilled Trades Training Fund provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan's businesses.
It ensures that employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and that individuals have the skills they need for in demand jobs.