Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Michael Shore, MEDC
Training through Monroe CC to Benefit 505 Workers at 14 Companies
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a $180,737 Economic Development Job Training grant to upgrade the skills of 482 current workers and 23 new hires at 14 companies in Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe and Wayne counties through Monroe Community College. The grant, provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation as part of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Program (MCP), will provide employees with specialized training in advanced manufacturing applications as defined by each company's products and needs.
The following 14 companies will benefit from the job training funding:
Advanced Heat Treat Corporation in Monroe will use $6,192 to train 17 existing employees and two new hires;
Ammex Plastics in Monroe will use $7,491 to train 15 existing employees and one new hire;
Designers Edge in Monroe will use $3,644 to train seven existing employees and one new hire;
Diamond Electric Manufacturing in Dundee will use $12,114 to train 75 existing employees;
Hauser in Ottawa Lake will use $5,100 to train 10 existing employees;
Lake City Manufacturing in Lake City will use $19,525 to train 45 existing employees;
Lake City Manufacturing in New Boston will use $20,561 to train 42 existing employees;
Lincoln Forge in Wyandotte will use $10,424 to train 18 existing employees and four new hires;
LOC Performance Products in Plymouth will use $20,107 to train 41 existing employees;
Midwest Products Finishing in Ottawa Lake will use $13,899 to train 40 existing employees and five new hires;
Systrand Manufacturing Corporation in Brownstown will use $17,888 to train 50 existing employees and 10 new hires;
Tecumseh Corrugated Box Company in Tecumseh will use $19,565 to train 45 existing employees;
Trenton Forging Company in Trenton will use $15,688 to train 32 existing employees; and,
TWB Company in Monroe will use $8,539 to train 45 existing employees.
Under the terms of the award, the companies will provide a minimum 30 percent funding match.
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.
In her 2005 State of the State address, Governor Granholm emphasized the need to make Michigan a global economic powerhouse in the 21st century. Strengthening Michigan's workforce is part of that plan, with job training one of the tools used to enhance Michigan's business-friendly climate.
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.