STTF – Get Started Early

Over the past four years, SEMCA Michigan Works has helped 102 companies in Southeast Michigan obtain STTF approval and be awarded $7.8 million. This resulted in 4,744 employees receiving training and 1,542 new hires!

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) awards grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current employees and individuals to be hired. Training is customized to meet employee skill requirements and is short-term in duration, preferably less than three months, with no training extending more than six months.

The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) grants the 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 can then determine whether STTF grants would be appropriate to help close the skills gap. During the application period MWAs submit STTF applications to TIA on behalf of their partnering employer.

The Skilled Trades Training Fund application process will open in Fall 2018 with 2019 Fiscal Year funding. Get started on this process early by contacting Steve or Julie at Michigan Works! Monroe Service Center.

Steve Mihalec, cBSP
Business Services Representative
Email or Phone: 734-240-7961

Julie Smith
Business Services Representative
Email or Phone: 734-240-7960