Thursday, September 02, 2004
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Governor Announces $2.5 Million Job Training Grants for 13 Companies
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced $2.5 million in Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) grants that will help retain more than 10,000 workers at 13 Michigan companies. The grants, provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), will enable workers to receive specialized training through nine Michigan colleges, universities and community foundations.
The 13 companies have the ability to choose their own local training provider and are required to provide a 30 percent minimum funding match.
Following is a list of the training providers, amount of funding and companies that will benefit from the training:
Glen Oaks - $75,724
Henry Ford Community College - $457,461
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - $50,000
Kellogg Community College - $85,000
Since 1994, more than $263 million in Economic Development Job Training grants have helped more than 500,000 Michigan workers improve their skills and enhance the competitiveness of their employers.
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.