Going Pro Grant

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

Start the Going PRO application process today!

The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development awards funds to employers through Michigan’s workforce system, commonly known as Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA). MWA Business Services staff conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers, and availability of federal funding sources. The MWA Business Services staff then determines whether Talent Fund awards are appropriate to help close the skills gap, and grants employers access to a convenient new online application submission process. Interested employers should engage their local MWA early to allow ample time for the fact finding process to ensure applications are completed in time for review. Learn more about Going PRO.

Mid is an approved Going PRO training partner.

Mid offers training in a wide-variety of areas, including the examples listed below. If you don't see the training you need in this list, contact us and we can locate a qualified instructor to provide the training when and where you need it.

Contact Us!

Contact Tim Booms, Mid's Workforce and Economic Solutions Developer, to learn more about available training topics and opportunities.

(989) 386-6624


Contact your appropriate Michigan Works! representative to start the Going Pro Process


LeeAnne Comer, (989) 846-2111

  • lcomer@michworks4u.org


Sarah Adkins, (989) 539-2173

  • sadkins@michworks4u.org

Matt Lang, (989) 426-8571

  • mlang@michworks4u.org

Christopher Martin, (989) 362-6407

  • cmartin@michworks4u.org

Penny Payea, (989) 345-1090

  • ppayea@michworks4u.org

Brenda Bachelder, (989) 366-8660

  • bbachelder@michworkswc.org

Amy Ames, (989) 280-4133

  • Business Services Team Lead
  • amesa@michiganworks.com

Kim Klein, (989) 293-1357

  • Finance, Insurance, Hospitality, Retail
  • kleink@michiganworks.com

Rod Reid, (989) 284-7946

  • Manufacturing
  • reidr@michiganworks.com

Jerry Russell, (989) 513-3620

  • Apprenticeship Specialist
  • russellg@michiganworks.com
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