Funding opportunities

Going PRO Talent Fund

Going PRO in Michigan logo

The Going PRO Talent Fund (formerly STTF) is an industry-led collaborative (ILC) to bring together employers, education and training institutions, workforce development organizations, and other applicable partners such as; economic development organizations, community organizations, and government to formulate training and education solutions to fill identified talent gaps. Successful ILCs will support training that increases the competitiveness of employer partners, while also creating, training and filling “in-demand jobs. For more information, contact Pauline Schwanitz at 810-989-5793.

Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP)

We have all heard it: Michigan’s greatest asset is its strong and talented workforce. Well-trained, highly skilled employees can give you the competitive advantage your company needs to face an ever-changing global economy.

Blue outline of the state of Michigan

If you are considering growing your team, the Michigan New Jobs Training program partnered with SC4 is your opportunity to provide training for great employees who have been hired into newly created positions.

Take advantage of this program to strengthen your workforce, strengthen your business, and strengthen your company’s bottom line.

As your connection to the Michigan New Jobs Training Program, SC4 can partner with your business to help link available training dollars from the State of Michigan.

If your company is planning on expanding and adding new jobs in the state of Michigan, this program can provide the flexible funding to meet an assortment of employee training and development needs specifically designed for your business.

SC4 will work with your business to implement your training plan and administer the project throughout the contract period.

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
  • Customized training services of SC4
  • Testing and evaluation of employees
  • Customized or general instruction at a training facility selected by the employer
  • Reimbursement of training travel costs for employees or company trainers
  • College tuition
  • Books and fees
  • Services of a private trainer

Key Points of MNJTP

  • SC4 will provide State of Michigan assistance to fund training for newly created positions through the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.
  • State payroll taxes will be diverted from the new positions to provide training funds.
  • Flexible guidelines allow for a variety of training in most industries.

About SC4’s Professional Services and Training

SC4 has been serving the community for more than 95 years and training the community’s workforce for more than two decades. Our approach begins with creating a sound understanding of our customers business characteristics and goals. We work with our customers to create solutions.

How do I know if my company is eligible?

If you are a business located in the State of Michigan and are anticipating hiring new employees that require training, you may qualify for the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. If you can answer “yes” to the following statements, you should consider the MNJTP.

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

If your new positions fit this criteria, contact SC4 Workforce Development to learn more about how we can partner with your business to provide top training for your emerging workforce.

SC4 offers customized training in:

  • Computers and IT
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Leadership
  • Lean Project Management
  • Quality/Process Improvement

Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program 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 — individual community colleges work directly with employers and local economic development to support job creation. There are no restrictions on industry or employer size. Contact Jennifer Louiso at 810-989-5744 or