Michigan New Jobs Training Program

Public Acts 359 and 360 of 2008 created the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP), which was designed as an economic development incentive, authorizes community colleges to create a training pool to support employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan.

Program Overview

If your company is planning on expanding and adding new jobs in the state of Michigan, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP) program can provide the flexible funding to meet an assortment of employee training and development needs specifically designed for your business. Designed as an economic development tool, MNJTP allows community colleges to provide free training for employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan. 

The training for the newly hired workers is paid by capturing the state income tax associated with the new employees' wages.

This is a local program, meaning individual community colleges work directly with employers and local economic development to support job creation. There are no restrictions by industry or employer size.

Use of Funds

Funds can be used to pay for any direct training expenses, including:

  • Basic adult education
  • Job-related instruction
  • Skills assessment
  • Training equipment
  • Materials and supplies
  • Testing and evaluation of employees
  • Customized or general instruction at a training facility selected by the employer
  • College tuition, books, and fees; and services of a private trainer

Company Eligibility

Companies eligible for the New Jobs Training Program must meet the following requirements:

  • You will be hiring new full-time, permanent positions for a new or expanding business located in the state of Michigan.
  • The new positions are not related to recalling laid off or replacement workers.
  • The new positions are ones that did not exist within the previous 12 months at your business.
  • The new positions pay at least 175% of the state minimum wage.


Please review the following resources for more information and contact MEDC with any questions or next steps.