The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides competitive awards for employer
responsive training that enhances talent, productivity and employment retention while
increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s employers. The STTF ensures
Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have
the skills they need for in-demand jobs. Collaboration between the Michigan Works!
Agencies (MWAs), economic development and educational partners is essential to achieve
demand-driven training that addresses talent shortages hampering the growth of Michigan’s industries.

Cost of Training

  • Classroom training should not exceed $1,500 per person
  • On-site training with wage reimbursement for individuals to be hired should not exceed
    $1,500 per person

    • Reimbursement is based upon retention
      • 50% reimbursement employed 30 days post-training
      • 75% reimbursement employed 60 days post-training
      • 100% reimbursement employed 90 days post-training
        • Reimbursement may be requested three months post-training
  • USDOL Registered Apprenticeships (new apprentices only) should not exceed $3,000
    per person
  • For new hires who are veterans, the company may receive an additional $500 for each

Training Duration
Funding will be utilized to provide short-term training (three months or less) to meet current, documented needs of employers. The exception to the three months is apprenticeship training.

Funding Awards
The Talent Investment Agency will award funding to the Michigan Works! Agency. All funding is reimbursed upon completion of training and/or retention.

Visit Skilled Trades Training Fund (
for more information and a list of STTF contacts.

For any further assistance, or to learn about other state funding opportunities your company could possibly qualify for, please contact

Dorthy Huddleston,
CBSP, Consultant/Project Manager