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 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 Talent Investment Agency (TIA) on behalf of their partnering employer. 

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

2019 Awards

In 2019, SEMCA Michigan Works! received $2.46 million to train workers at 52 companies in the region.

Company
Location
Grant Amount
4M Industries, Inc
Livonia
$16,821
Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery
Redford
$16,750
Aztec Manufacturing Corporation
Romulus
$19,460
City of Hamtramck
Hamtramck
$7,470
Delaco Kasle Processing, LLC
Woodhaven
$8,175
Delaco Steel Corporation
Dearborn
$6,825
Detroit Edge Tool Company
Detroit
$22,440
Detroit Thermal Systems, LLC
Romulus
$36,080
DTE Energy
Detroit
$506,100
DURA GAS Milan Metal Systems
Milan
$59,398
E&E Manufacturing Company
Plymouth
$105,818
EL Shaddai Consulting
Rochester Hills
$4,500
Environmental Testing and Consulting
Romulus
$84,450
Flo-Aire Heating & Cooling
Southgate
$4,500
Fluid Equipment Development Company
Monroe
$25,580
Ford Motor Company Van Dyke Plant
Sterling Heights
$171,090
Ford Sterling Axle Plant
Sterling Heights
$121,116
General Motors Flint Metal Center
Flint
$121,085
Globe Tech, LLC
Plymouth
$33,000
Happy Howie’s, LLC
Detroit
$23,714
Intra Corporation
Westland
$29,470
JC Gibbons Manufacturing, Inc
Livonia
$15,150
K Tool, LLC
Lambertville
$3,850
L&W Engineering (Axis Plant)
Dundee
$10,533
Marimba Auto, LLC
Canton
$30,000
Matrix Human Services
Detroit
$130,500
Mechanical Electrical Engineering Consultants, PC
Plymouth
$8,873
Mercury Manufacturing Company
Wyandotte
$47,042
Metrex Research, LLC
Romulus
$44,100
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Detroit
$21,600
Mountain Machine
Belleville
$3,000
National Metal Sales, Inc
Romulus
$5,000
Premier Industries Corporation
Monroe
$4,462
Rapid Response EMS
Romulus
$46,750
Resinate Materials Group, Inc
Plymouth
$27,850
RTI Laboratories, Inc
Livonia
$78,700
SAMES KREMLIN Inc
Plymouth
$55,720
Schuler Incorporated.
Canton
$53,538
Shiloh Industries
Warren
$17,703
Sigma International
Livonia
$10,749
T-Tool Company
Taylor
$9,185
Talent industries Inc
Redford
$1,492
The Diez Group, LLC dba Delaco Integrated Terminals
Woodhaven
$28,725
The Oakwood Group
Taylor
$26,175
The SYGMA Network, Inc
Monroe
$12,000
Trilogiq USA Corporation
Livonia
$36,968
TWB Company
Monroe
$53,210
UAW-GM Center for Human Resources
Detroit
$87,000
Ventower Industries
Monroe
$99,200
Vision Computer Solutions
Northville
$1,500
Wm. Molnar Roofing, Inc
Riverview
$40,000
YAPP USA
Troy
$22,895

Total: $2,457,312