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Going Pro Talent Fund in Michigan


GoingPro Talent Application Opens September 30th and Closes October 28th!


The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) awards grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.


Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development (LEO-WD) awards the funds to employers through Michigan Works! Agencies like Detroit at Work. Our 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 Detroit at Work Business Services staff can then determine whether Talent Fund awards would be appropriate to help close the skills gap. During the application period, Detroit at Work submits Talent Fund applications to LEO-WD on behalf of their partnering employer.


Funding Information Going Pro



Training programs 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.

  • Classroom/Customized Training
  • On the Job Training for New Employees
  • Apprenticeships for first-year Dept. of Labor Registered Apprenticeships


REIMBURSEMENT for training

Reimbursement for training can include:

  • Classroom/Customized Training
  • On the Job Training for new employees up to $1,500
  • USDOL Registered Apprenticeships (1st year only) up to $3,000 per person


contact information

To find out more or to attend a virtual session, please contact Layna Gardner-Lott, Work-Based Learning Consultant at 313-407-2199 or [email protected].