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. 

Program Details

Is your company eligible? Need help with application?

Your local Michigan Works! business services team works with you to determine if your company is eligible for funding and helps you with the application process, including access to the online application.

Have questions? Please use the form below or contact Colleen Mallory for more information.

Employer Information Session Materials (FY22)

2022 Going PRO Talent Fund Awards

In 2022, SEMCA Michigan Works! received $2.5 million to train workers at 46 companies in the region.

Company
Location
Grant Amount
4M Industries, Inc.
Redford
$33,016
Aerostar Manufacturing
Romulus
$49,639
Aetna Bearing Company
Livonia
$34,384
AK Steel Dearborn Works
Dearborn
$72,935
AlphaUSA West Campus
Livonia
$17,114
Aztec Manufacturing Corporation
Romulus
$12,840
B & D Cold Headed Products
Wayne
$17,655
Backyard Products
Monroe
$96,801
BASF CORPORATION
Wyandotte
$48,150
Bickford of Canton
Canton
$80,250
Chrysan Industries Inc
Plymouth
$9,366
Cul-Mac Industries
Wayne
$18,030
CW Manufacturing, LLC
Northville
$59,632
DTE Energy
Detroit
$535,000
EDP Company
Livonia
$21,262
EOI Pioneer, Inc.
Dundee
$195,617
ETC Romulus
Romulus
$32,582
Fischer Tool & Die Corp
Temperance
$22,010
Fluid Equipment Development Company
Monroe
$43,518
Franklin Fastener Co
Redford
$12,139
Fraza
Canton
$45,047
GD Top Notch Cleaning Service
Redford
$8,988
Gerdau Monroe Mill
Monroe
$49,755
Globe Tech, LLC
Plymouth
$36,771
Great Lakes Towers, LLC
Monroe
$65,484
Hollingsworth (HMS)
Dearborn
$32,311
JC Gibbons Manufacturing, Inc
Livonia
$8,988
Land Mark Industries
Dearborn
$9,630
Link Engineering Company, Inc.
Dearborn
$27,788
Link Engineering
Ottawa Lake
$12,984
Magna Lighting
Plymouth
$86,670
MNX Solutions
Monroe
$14,445
Performance Driven Workforce
Dearborn
$86,670
Piston Automotive LLC
Redford
$43,624
Plastomer Corporation
Livonia
$51,262
Precision Material Handling Equipment
Inkster
$47,455
Premier Industries Corporation
Monroe
$5,553
Resource Transportation Group
Livonia
$47,187
Resource Transportation Group
Wyoming
$48,150
RTI Laboratories
Livonia
$50,499
SAMES KREMLIN Inc
Plymouth
$60,574
SRM McCoig LLC
Romulus
$14,445
The Armored Group, LLC
Dearborn Heights
$73,038
TTG Automation LLC
Temperance
$51,360
TTL Associates, Inc.
Plymouth
$11,508
TWB Company LLC
Canton
$31,790
Verita Telecommunications
Plymouth
$51,511
TOTAL
$2,485,425