Members of CCI Systems stand in front of a reception desk posing for a picture and holding gold certificates.

Going PRO Talent Fund – A Success Story

This entry has been written by CCI Systems, the recipient of training dollars from the Going PRO Talent Fund.

The 2019 Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) awarded CCI Systems $109,500. We are proud to have trained 21 new employees and have sent 51 managers through the Dale Carnegie Signature program, both funded in part by the Going PRO Talent Fund! The ability to quickly onboard new employees and offset the burden of their initial training from the Engineering Production team has positioned our Engineering Services business unit to resourcefully meet customer demands. Engineering Services has experienced a 15% reduction in employee attrition in newly hired employees (less than 6 months) which we attribute in part to the value of our onboarding and new hire training.

Additionally, CCI Systems is committed to a healthy employee-manager relationship and knows that frequent communication is key. Enhanced communication is one of the skills CCI Systems managers work on in through the Dale Carnegie program. Engineering’s overall turnover has declined from 35% two years ago to 20% this year, which we attribute in large part to our improved management communication and employee relationships.

For more information about the Going PRO Talent Fund or other Michigan Works! programs and services, please contact your nearest American Job Center in the Upper Peninsula.