- The Going Pro Talent Fund grant program is a yearly training grant program available to Michigan based companies. SEMCA Michigan Works! was awarded $2.5 million for 53 companies in the region in 2019. Register and learn how your business can apply for the Talent Fund to support apprenticeships and training for your workforce.
Governor Whitmer stated in a news article for CBS Detroit dated July 8, "If we want to make our state a home for opportunity for working people and businesses, we have to get serious about closing the skills gap,” Whitmer said. “We know that the vast majority of careers in Michigan require some type of education beyond high school, but only 45% of Michiganders have this additional education. I set the state’s first goal to increase the number of people with a postsecondary degree or certificate to 60% by 2030 because everyone deserves a pathway to a high-paying job, and the Going PRO campaign will help us achieve this goal.”