Monday, February 13, 2006
Michael Shore, MEDC
Grants totaling $433,505 Will Secure 444 Jobs
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a total of $433,505 in Economic Development Job Training funding to upgrade the skills of 382 current employees and train 62 new hires at three west Michigan companies. The funding, provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will provide workers with state-of-the-art training in various manufacturing processes.
Under the terms of the award, a qualified educational institution will administer the training and each company will provide a minimum 25 percent funding match.
The educational institutions and the three companies benefiting from the grants are:
- X-Rite, Inc., Grandville - $371,706 for 275 current, 25 new employees trained through Grand Rapids Community College
- Elan Nutrition, Grand Rapids - $49,966 for 68 current, 32 new employees trained through Mid Michigan Community College
- Grand Haven Plastics, Inc., Grand Haven - $11,833 for 39 current, 5 new employees trained through the Northwest Ottawa Chamber Foundation.
Since 1994, more than $325 million in EDJT grants have helped over half a million Michigan workers improve their skills and enhance the competitiveness of their employers.