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Workforce Development Agency awards grants to Michigan businesses for job training and hiring

Friday, January 31, 2014

Kathy Fagan
517.335.4590

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Workforce Development Agency today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of $2,484,203 in Skilled Trades Training Fund program grants to 18 Michigan Works! agencies around the state. The funds will be awarded to Michigan companies for skilled trades training to better match talent with employer needs.

“The Skilled Trades Training Fund program bridges the gap between in-demand jobs and a niche pool of talent, enabling Michigan businesses to compete and expand,” said Workforce Development Agency Director Christine Quinn. “Customized training, as identified by employers, provides career opportunities for workers and statewide growth.”

Announced by Gov. Rick Snyder last year, the Skilled Trades Training Fund program provides competitive awards through Michigan Works! agencies and in cooperation with local partners to fund employer-driven training in high-demand occupations. Participating businesses must commit to hire participants at the successful completion of classroom training, or in cases of on-the-job or incumbent worker training, retain the employees at the completion of training.

Today’s STTF recipients will distribute the funds to 79 Michigan employers across the state, who will use the funds to upskill 1,613 current employees and train 1,146 new employees, and create up to 733 new jobs as a result of the training. The employers will provide more than $11 million in matching funds (for complete details on winning agencies and employers, see list below). The majority of the training programs are manufacturing related, such as CNC machining, robotics, welding, hydraulics, blueprint reading, and quality improvement.

A total of $10 million has been allocated for the Fiscal Year 2014 Skilled Trades Training Fund program. To date, more than $8.2 million in STTF funds has been awarded to 177 Michigan companies, with employers providing $42 million in matching dollars. The funding is on track to train 10,124 current employees and 1,808 new hires. Another 1,357 jobs are expected to be created as a result of the training. For more information on the Skilled Trades Training Fund program, visit the Workforce Development Agency at www.michigan.gov/wda/.

The Workforce Development Agency promotes a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. The WDA and the Michigan Works! system provide services to employers and job seekers to train and place skilled workers in good jobs across Michigan.

 

Skilled Trades Training Fund program awards 

 

 

  

Organization Name  

Location  

Amount Awarded 

Area Community Services Employment and Training (ACSET) Council 

Action Mold and Machining 

Grand Rapids 

$3,000 

Advance Tooling Systems 

Comstock Park 

$31,500 

Agape Plastics, Inc 

Grand Rapids 

$38,950 

Artiflex Manufacturing 

Grand Rapids 

$11,500 

Behler-Young Company 

Grand Rapids 

$16,970 

Commercial Tool & Die, Inc 

Comstock Park 

$3,000 

CS Manufacturing 

Cedar Springs 

$6,000 

Digital Tool & Die, Inc 

Grandville 

$6,000 

Enterprise Tool and Die, LLC 

Grandville 

$6,000 

General Die & Engineering, Inc 

Grand Rapids 

$3,000 

Gill Industries 

Grand Rapids 

$79,500 

Grand Rapids Spring and Stamping 

Grand Rapids 

$3,000 

Hadley Products Corporation 

Grandville 

$16,500 

Haerter Stamping LLC 

Grand Rapids 

$1,500 

JS Automation Inc. 

Plainwell 

$1,500 

Kellogg 

Grand Rapids 

$40,000 

Battle Creek 

Paragon D & E 

Grand Rapids 

$39,570 

Pearson Foods 

Grand Rapids 

$36,000 

Porter Hills Retirement Community Services 

Grand Rapids 

$22,500 

RoMan Manufacturing, Inc. 

Grand Rapids 

$7,500 

Swoboda, Inc 

Kentwood 

$23,000 

Thierica 

Grand Rapids 

$54,000 

Valley Truck Parts 

Grand Rapids 

$10,500 

Wealthy Street Corporation 

Grand Rapids 

$45,000 

Calhoun ISD Michigan Works! 

Viking Corporation 

Paragon Metals 

Hastings 

Quincy 

$32,000 

$75,000 

Capital Area Michigan Works! 

Bridgewater Interiors 

Lansing 

$29,000 

Niowave, Inc 

Lansing 

$8,000 

Superior Growers Supply, Inc 

Lansing 

$34,550 

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation 

Henry Ford Health Systems 

Detroit 

$228,525 

Genesee Shiawassee Michigan Works! 

Android 

Flint 

$10,500 

Genesys Regional Medical Center 

Grand Blanc 

$43,500 

Job Force Board 

Classic Carpet Care & Restoration 

Iron Mountain 

$3,000 

Kalamazoo - St. Joseph Michigan Works! 

Peterson American Corporation 

Southfield 

$10,000 

Three Rivers 

$15,000 

Pro Services Inc. 

Portage 

$142,000 

Livingston County Michigan Works! 

AA Gear & Mfg 

Howell 

$35,000 

Brighton NC Machine Corporation 

Brighton 

$33,000 

Eberspaecher 

Brighton 

$154,960 

Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board 

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., LLC 

Warren 

$18,000 

Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, an affiliate of Kinexus 

Accu Die & Mold, Inc 

Stevensville 

$2,866 

AUSCO Products, Inc 

Benton Harbor 

$1,510 

C&S Machine Products, Inc 

Buchanan 

$11,486 

Dane Systems, LLC 

Stevensville 

$3,397 

Dura Mold, Inc 

Stevensville 

$1,552 

Gaishin Manufacturing 

Benton Harbor 

$1,779 

Great Lakes Precision Machine 

Niles 

$3,143 

Hanson Mold, Inc 

St. Joseph 

$8,520 

Kelm Acubar, LLC 

Benton Harbor 

$2,065 

M&I Machine, Inc 

Coloma 

$1,838 

Mach Mold, Inc 

Benton Harbor 

$1,838 

Niles Precision Co, Inc 

Niles 

$6,559 

Vail Rubber Works, Inc 

St. Joseph 

$830 

Michigan Works! Muskegon Oceana 

Anderson Global 

Muskegon 

$24,079 

Michigan Spring & Stamping 

Muskegon 

$17,760 

PolyCem, LLC 

Spring Lake 

$3,000 

Northeast Michigan Consortium 

AJD Forest Products 

Grayling 

$4,000 

Banks Hardwoods, Inc 

White Pigeon 

$6,000 

Devereaux Sawmills 

Pewamo 

$4,000 

Maeder Brothers, Inc 

Weidman 

$6,000 

Monarch Millwork, Inc 

Grayling 

$2,000 

Paris North Hardwood Lumber Company, Inc 

Elmira 

$4,000 

Springs Window Fashions LLC 

Grayling 

$4,000 

Oakland County Michigan Works! 

Chrysler Group, LLC 

Auburn Hills 

$73,500 

Magna 

Auburn Hills 

$10,500 

Benzonia 

$2,380 

China Township 

$48,465 

Holland Township 

$67,365 

Holly 

$29,520 

Newaygo 

$50,190 

Troy 

$6,300 

Ottawa County Michigan Works! 

Automatic Spring Products Corporation 

Grand Haven 

$35,842 

EBW Electronics 

Holland 

$16,965 

Porter Corp 

Holland 

$44,262 

Metal Flow Corporation 

Holland 

$22,902 

Lakewood Process Machinery, LLC 

Holland 

$44,106 

DeWys Manufacturing 

Marne 

$12,000 

Zeeland Lumber 

Zeeland 

$61,068 

Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Michigan Works! 

DTE Energy 

NYX, Inc. 

Globe Tech LLC 

Detroit 

Livonia 

Plymouth 

$385,000 

$30,000 

$7,500 

Thumb Area Michigan Works! 

LaBudde Group, Inc 

Akron 

$4,400 

West Central Michigan Works! 

FloraCraft Corporation 

Ludington 

$1,371 

Western Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! 

Great Lakes Sound and Vibration 

Houghton 

$15,000 

GS Engineering, Inc 

Houghton 

$7,800 

L'Anse Manufacturing & Technology, Inc. 

L'Anse 

$7,520 

TOTAL AWARDS 

  

TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED 

$2,484,203 

 

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