Going PRO Talent Fund
The Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) 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 the industry.
The SEMCA Michigan Works! Business Solutions team conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers, and availability of federal funding sources. The Business Solutions staff can then determine whether Talent Fund awards would be appropriate to help close the skills gap. During the application period, Michigan Works! Agencies submit Talent Fund applications to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) on behalf of their partnering employer.
Review the following resources for more information about the Going PRO Talent Fund.
Employer Information Session (FY23 - Cycle 2)
- Employer Information Session Presentation (FY23 – Cycle 2) PDF
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2023 Going PRO Talent Fund Awards (Cycle 1)
SEMCA Michigan Works! received $2.375 million to train workers at 49 companies in the region.