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1,268 Michigan Workers to Receive Training Through $575,028 in Job Training Grants

Friday, December 21, 2001

Jennifer Kopp
(517) 335-4590

Accumulated Total of More Than $3.1 Million Awards Granted This Year

Accumulated Total of More Than $3.1 Million Awards Granted This Year

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today that 1,268 Michigan workers will have the opportunity to improve their job skills through $575,028 in Economic Development Job Training grants.Fourteen grants will be used to upgrade the skills of workers at 15 Michigan companies.

“Companies are attracted to Michigan because of our strong workforce.The job training program allows us to address the individual training needs of a company,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.“Economic Development Job Training grants help ensure that Michigan employers have the highly trained technical workers they need to compete in the global economy.”

The program helps Michigan businesses create new jobs or retain existing jobs by improving the skills and competitiveness of Michigan’s workforce.Under the requirements of the job-training program, employers must provide a 25 percent match for training existing workers.For these grants, employers will provide $374,046 in matching funds.

The funds are provided to local community colleges, vocational-technical schools or other training providers chosen by the employer.As the state’s 18 Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs)sm open for business, more companies are expected to utilize their training services, which are tailored to each company’s skill needs and time demands.There are 10 M-TECssm currently open with more scheduled to open next year.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.For a complete list of grant awards click here.

2002 Economic Development Job Training Grants
Statewide Statistics

Total # of Grants Awarded14
Total Amount of Grants$575,028
Total amount of Employer Match$374,046
Total # of Workers Receiving Training1,268
Current Workers1,166
New Workers102