Fill Talent Gaps With the 2022 Going PRO Talent Fund

invest in targeted workforce training 

Manufacturers are facing an unprecedented talent shortage, leading to challenges with production and productivity. Building a relevant, effective training plan is key to developing and retaining all employees, regardless of their role or level within the organization. Manufacturers seeking additional funding and support for their training initiatives can find help through the Going PRO Talent Fund.

What is the Going PRO Talent Fund?

Created by Michigan Works!, an established partner in developing our state’s economic future, the Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) provides competitive funding to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Through a collaborative statewide network of workforce and employee skill development partners, this program seeks to ensure companies have the talent they need to compete and grow, while equipping individuals with the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

GPTF provides more than just funding, as it also provides employers with loyal, ever-developing talent devoted to growing with the company. Through this service, GPTF helps manufacturers retain and develop the talent they need to thrive, right at home. View Our 2022 Certificate Course Catalog


The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center's (The Center) experts can help companies develop a realistic, relevant training plan according to their needs and goals. The Center provides a variety of training that is eligible for GPTF funding support, such as Manufacturing Skills Development, Understanding Lean Principles & Techniques 4.0, Building Your Employee Experience, Food Processing Skills Development, Practical Approach to Project Management, Industry 4.0 and more. View the complete catalog of certification courses here.

APPLICATION PROCESS begins october 2021

Applications for FY22 funding is expected to open in October. For questions, assistance with the application process or finding training providers, contact The Center at 888.414.6682 or email