Friday, July 02, 2004
Paul Krepps, MEDC
335 Auburn Hills Workers to Receive Technical Training
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced today that 335 employees at Inalfa Roof Systems in Auburn Hills will benefit from a $125,000 Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) grant provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Workers will receive specialized training in information technology and process improvement skills, which will make the company more competitive in the global economy.
In her 2004 State of the State address, Governor Granholm announced a focused, seven-point plan for economic growth. Strengthening Michigan's workforce is part of that plan. Job training is one of the tools being used to develop a highly trained pool of workers to enhance Michigan's business-friendly climate.
Inalfa is one of two companies announced today to receive a total of $170,000 in EDJT funding, benefiting a total of 397 workers.
The company has chosen Oakland Community College to provide the training. Under the requirements of the program, the company will provide a 25 percent funding match.
Since 1994, more than $260 million in Economic Development Job Training grants have helped more than half a million Michigan workers improve their skills and enhance the competitiveness of their employers.
German-based Inalfa is a world leader in the engineering and assembly of high-tech automotive roof systems.
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.