Going Pro in Michigan information sessions, The Going PRO Training Fund (GPTF) provides funding to companies for workforce training. Learn more about the application process, training, grant requirements and funding parameters. Reserve your spot today! rsvp@isupward.org

Going Pro Talent Fund Information Sessions

Escanaba, MI – June 2019 – UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! will be holding information sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund over the next few months. Last year Upper Peninsula employers received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. There were 34 awards given in 2019 with 6 apprenticeships, 174 awarded trainings, 340 new hires, and 590 upskilled employees.  

The Going PRO Talent Fund, formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training Fund, increases the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s employers by providing awards for customized employer responsive training. The intent of these awards is to enhance and train talent, increase productivity and employment retention, support registered apprenticeships, and meet the current demand needed to address the skills gaps of employees.  

UPward will be holding information sessions for employers across the Upper Peninsula over the next few months. During this summer’s information sessions businesses can learn about the application process and how to get started. Information will also be provided on the different types of training, grant requirements and funding parameters.  

From 2014-2018, 2,234 companies state-wide were awarded training funds. The average amount of each award was $32,068. The average training cost per person was $962. Sizes of companies receiving awards range from less than 100 employees, to 500 or more employees. Employers are encouraged to hire veterans and receive an additional $500 for each newly-hired veteran. 

Reserve your spot at one of our 18 information sessions this summer by emailing rsvp@isupward.org today! See schedule below for times and locations. 

For more information about UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! services and the Going PRO Talent Fund, please contact your local American Job Center. For information on contacting us, please visit our website at www.upmichiganworks.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram at @UPMichiganWorks. 

2019 FY20 Going Pro Sessions 

Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties 

7/18/2019 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm • MI Works!, 8th Floor Conf. Room, 400 Quincy St, Hancock, MI  

8/1/2019 10am, 12pm, 4pm & 6pm • MI Works! 429 E River St, Ontonagon, MI  

8/8/2019 10am, 12pm, 4pm & 6pm • MI Works! 222 E Ayer St, Ironwood, MI (Central Time) 

8/15/2019 10am, 12pm & 2pm • MI Works!, 8th Floor Conf. Room, 400 Quincy St, Hancock, MI  

Iron, Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta Counties 

6/11/2019 10am • MI Works! 127 S Stephenson Ave Suite 211, Iron Mountain, MI (Central Time) 

6/11/2019 2pm • MI Works! 305 W Genesee St, Iron River, MI (Central Time)                          

6/25/2019 12pm • NWTC Training Center, 1428 Main St., Marinette, WI (Central Time) 

6/26/2019 1:30pm • MI Works! 2950 College Ave., Escanaba, MI 

Schoolcraft, Luce, Chippewa, and Mackinac Counties 

6/17/2019 10am – 12pm • SMART ZONE, 2345 Meridian St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 

6/18/2019 10am – 12pm • Newberry Village Conference Room, 302 E. McMillian Ave.  Newberry, MI 

6/19/2019 10am – 12pm • MI Works! 10 North Street St. Ignace, MI 

6/20/2019 10am – 12pm • MI Works! Room 264, 300 Walnut St., Manistique, MI 

Baraga, Marquette, and Alger Counties

6/27/2019 10am-11:30am • Lakeside Inn, 900 US-41, Baraga, MI 49908

7/18/2019 10am-11:30am • MI Works! Conference Room 2, 1498 O’Dovero Drive Marquette, MI

8/14/2019 2pm-3:30pm • Munising Public Library, 810 M-28 suite a, Munising, MI 49862

8/21/2019 10am-11:30am • Lakeside Inn, 900 US-41, Baraga, MI 49908

8/28/2019 10am-11:30pm • MI Works! Conference Room 2, 1498 O’Dovero Drive Marquette, MI