REED CITY — Employers in Osecola, Mecosta, Lake, Newaygo, Mason and Oceana counties are eligible to apply for grants to help fund employee training through the 2017 Skilled Trades Training Fund. Nearly $20 million in grant funds are available to employers statewide.
Administered locally by Michigan Works! West Central, the STTF is designed for short-term training programs (three months or less) and can be utilized by private companies or nonprofits with a Michigan presence. The training, which includes U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeships, must be attended by Michigan residents at least 18 or older who are current or future full-time employees of the company.