Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Teri Sand, Business Services Manager for Capital Area Michigan Works! back to the Michigan Business Beat.
Hear Teri and Jeffrey discuss the Going PRO Talent Fund in Michigan in the Podcast shared below:
Their topic of discussion this time around: Going PRO Talent Fund
The questions Jeffrey looks to find out about:
What is the Going PRO Talent Fund?
What role does CAMW! play with the Going PRO Talent Fund?
What does the Going PRO Talent Fund process look like?
If employers are interested in learning more about the Going PRO Talent Fund, what should they do?The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent 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 Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development awards funds to employers through Michigan's workforce system, commonly known as Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA). MWA Business Services staff conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers, and availability of federal funding sources. The MWA Business Services staff then determines whether Talent Fund awards are appropriate to help close the skills gap, and grant employers access to a convenient online application submission process. Interested employers should contact their local Michigan Works! Talent Fund Key Contact (see map below) early to allow ample time for the fact-finding process to ensure applications are completed in time for review.
For more information about the Talent Fund, review the following:
- Program Overview
- Fact Sheet
- Employer Guide Fiscal Year 2022
- WBLOMS Employer Training Guide Fiscal Year 2022
- WBLOMS ILC Demo Video
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Fiscal Year 2022