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Apply Now for a Michigan Works! Training Grant

Expecting to hire or promote any full-time staff in 2021, or do you have any current employees not yet certified for their position? From now until Nov. 30, Michigan Works! is offering the Going PRO Talent Fund, a training grant to expand and improve an employee’s skills and develop their opportunities for growth or promotion.

The Go PRO Talent Fund is a competitive application process through which your credit union could be reimbursed up to $1,500 per worker trained.

Eligible Training

Training programs funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry.

  • Classroom/Customized Training
  • On-the-Job Training for new employees
  • Apprenticeships for first year Department of Labor (USDOL) Registered Apprentices

Reimbursement for Training

  • Classroom/Customized Training up to $1,500 per person
  • On-the-Job Training for new employees up to $1,500 per person
  • USDOL Registered Apprenticeships (first year apprentices only) up to $3,000 per person

Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry. Additionally, the training must fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by an eligible participating employer.

These grants may be used on upcoming MCUL education events. Take a look at the events scheduled for 2021 to see if they fit your training needs: MCUL Events Schedule.


  • Contact Michigan Works! immediately.
  • Apply early (application opens Nov. 2; deadline Nov. 30).
  • The most points will be awarded for applications that have more newhires on the plan than existing workers. Newhires can simply be trained on the job. If you realistically anticipate hiring Feb. 1, 2021 or later, it's likely to your advantage to include most of them on the plan.
  • Online training that is instructor-led and not learn at one's own pace is allowable if the training is not available locally or not offered in person; must result in a credential.
  • If you have newhires on your plan and end up hiring a military veteran, active military reservist, someone age 55+, or returning citizen, you could receive a $500 bonus with your reimbursement.

The state anticipates announcing the awards in mid January. Training can begin Feb. 1, 2021 or later and must be completed before Jan. 31, 2022 for existing workers (Oct. 31, 2021 for new hires).

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