Going PRO Talent Fund

The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund), formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training 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 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. 

For more information about the Talent Fund, review the following:

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 at colleen.mallory@semca.org for more information.

Employer Information Session Materials (FY22)

2021 Going PRO Talent Fund Awards

In 2021, SEMCA Michigan Works! received $2.9 million to train workers at 76 companies in the region.

Company
Location
Grant Amount
Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery
Redford
$16,500
Aerostar Manufacturing
Romulus
$45,495
AK Steel Dearborn Works
Dearborn
$39,600
AlphaUSA East Campus
Livonia
$5,690
AlphaUSA West Campus
Livonia
$27,128
Argent Tape and Label
Plymouth
$11,541
Autokiniton Global Group Axis Engineering
Dundee
$6,500
Autokiniton Global Group L&W Engineering Plant 1
Belleville
$13,998
Autokiniton Global Group
New Boston
$9,000
Autokiniton Global Group Oakland Stamping
Detroit
$40,460
Aztec Manufacturing Corporation
Romulus
$11,030
BASF CORPORATION
Wyandotte
$60,000
Bayloff Stamped Products
Bayloff Stamped Products
$4,240
Beaver Aerospace and Defense
Livonia
$19,319
BRUGOLA OEB INDUSTRIALE USA
Plymouth
$54,411
CHRYSAN INDUSTRIES INC
Plymouth
$12,466
David DeLuca - State Farm Agency
Livonia
$2,781
Detroit Diesel
Redford
$112,000
Detroit Edge Tool Company
Detroit
$18,623
Dolphin Manufacturing, Inc
Taylor
$1,400
DTE Energy
Detroit
$499,500
Dundee Manufacturing Company
Dundee
$3,025
E&E Manufacturing Company
Plymouth
$94,404
Eberbach Corporation
Belleville
$1,500
EDP Company
Livonia
$9,630
ETC Romulus
Romulus
$43,272
Fluid Equipment Development Company
Monroe
$28,749
Ford Motor Company Transmission Plant
Livonia
$76,113
Franklin Fastener Co
Redford
$28,000
Gil-Mar Manufacturing Co.
Canton
$14,985
Globe Tech, LLC
Plymouth
$44,390
GM Lansing Grand River Assembly
Lansing
$47,368
GNS
Canton
$21,000
Green Garage, 4444
Detroit
$3,000
Hyundai MOBIS North America
Detroit
$78,605
Jaytec
Milan
$28,425
JC Gibbons Manufacturing, Inc
Livonia
$18,015
L&W Engineering Plant 2
Belleville
$9,644
Lansing Delta Township Assembly
Lansing
$63,324
Lansing Grand River Stamping
Lansing
$13,500
Lansing Regional Stamping
Lansing
$16,500
Lincoln Forge - Brownstown
Riverview
$7,824
Magna Lighting
Plymouth
$40,500
Marimba Auto, LLC
Canton
$30,000
McLaren Engineering
Livonia
$60,238
Metro Machine Works
Romulus
$2,385
MHS-Head Start
Detroit
$19,050
NYX INC
Livonia
$20,513
Passion For People, LLC
Dearborn
$40,500
Performance Driven Workforce
Dearborn
$19,650
Piston Automotive LLC : Van Buren Township
Belleville
$7,585
Pomeroy Living Assisted & Memory Care
Northville
$6,750
Pomeroy Living Assisted & Memory Care
Lake Orion
$7,514
Pomeroy Living Rochester Assisted
Rochester
$8,622
Pomeroy Living Rochester Independent
Rochester
$7,000
Pomeroy Living Rochester Skilled Rehabilitation
Rochester
$8,050
Pomeroy Living Sterling Assisted
Sterling Heights
$8,050
Pomeroy Living Sterling Skilled Rehabilitation
Sterling Heights
$8,050
Premier Industries Corporation
Monroe
$3,950
Ringmasters Mfg LLC
Wayne
$3,000
Roush Industries
Livonia
$62,424
Roush Industries Prototype
Allen Park
$57,800
RTI Laboratories, Inc
Livonia
$67,795
SAMES KREMLIN Inc
Plymouth
$49,695
Sigma International
Livonia
$16,797
Sterling Services Ltd
Hamtramck
$5,500
Talent industries Inc
Redford
$4,500
The Armored Group, LLC
Dearborn Heights
$7,730
Trilogiq USA
Livonia
$20,542
TTG Automation LLC
Monroe
$49,500
TWB Company LLC
Woodhaven
$9,999
Verita Telecommunications
Plymouth
$43,500
VITEC, LLC
Detroit
$9,435
Wallside Windows
Taylor
$21,475
Yanfeng USA Automotive Interior Systems
Highland Park
$499,200
YAPP USA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM
Romulus
$27,395
TOTAL
$2,917,649