Going Pro Talent Fund

The Going PRO Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing, and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry.

The Oakland County Michigan Works! Business Services team will conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers, and availability of federal funding sources. The Business Services staff can then determine whether Talent Fund awards would be appropriate to help close the skills gap. During the application period, Michigan Works! Agencies submit Talent Fund applications to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) on behalf of their partnering employers.

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If you’d like to speak directly with one of our Business Services staff to see if the grant is a good fit for your company, feel free to contact:


Sarah Hug – shug@waterfordmiworks.org

Joe Barczyk – jbarczyk@waterfordmiworks.org