The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides competitive awards for the development and implementation of training that addresses documented skill deficits.*

Employers play an integral role in the program by working withtheir Michigan Works! Agency and partners in economic development and education to:

  • Identify the skill deficit
  • Define the specific skills needed
  • Develop a training plan to address the need

The training must lead to full-time employment or continued employment. Allowable training and targeted funding amounts include:

  • Customized/Classroom Training: up to $1,500 per individual (plus $500 for New Hire Veterans**)
  • On-Site Training: up to $1,500 per individual (plus $500 for New Hire Veterans**)
  • US-DOL Registered Apprenticeships: up to $3,000 per individual (plus $500 for New Hire Veterans**)

Eligible employers must:

  • Demonstrate a need for training that will allow their business to compete, expand and contribute to the local economy
  • Do business in Michigan
  • Be financially sound and current on all federal and state tax obligations
  • Be willing to participate under the project’s eligibility parameters and guidelines

*Currently there is a growing need to fill positions in manufacturing, health care, information technology, agribusiness, energy and construction.

**Required Form DD-214 to be submitted with reimbursement request to obtain the additional funds