Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grants were announced today by the Michigan Workforce Development Agency and we are pleased to share that grant funds have been awarded to six companies in St. Clair County, totaling $217,038.     

Grants awarded to employers through the Talent Investment Agency (TIA) are used to assist in training, developing and retaining current employees and individuals to be hired.  Training is short-term and customized to meet employee skills requirements for hiring needs and to help close skills gaps for existing employees. 

Below is a list of St. Clair county grant recipients for the 2018 fiscal year.

Autocraft                        Algonac                        $32,000
Britt Manufacturing        Port Huron                    $24,445               
Grupo Antolin                China Township            $81,468
PTM Corporation           Fair Haven                    $33,505
Redall                            Yale                               $35,120
Triton Automation          Port Huron                    $10,500          

“Each year, the EDA encourages companies to apply for STTF grant funding.  We’ve offered informational sessions over the past several years to help educate our companies about this grant opportunity.   This is the most awards our county has ever received under this program and we hope that trend will continue,” said Bruce Seymore, Manager of Business and Community Relations at the EDA of St. Clair County.   

The Economic Development Alliance and workforce training partners, Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! and the SC4 Workforce Development Center work closely with local businesses to align training and industry needs and make sure our companies are aware of workforce talent resources, training and funding opportunities.