Training & Education

Michigan Works! for Business

Employers across Michigan turn to the Michigan Works! System to identify skilled candidates who are
prepared and ready to succeed. Michigan Works! Agencies and Service Centers offer a variety of
services, such as online job advertisement, training support, talent recruitment and resume sorting, to
ensure that the labor force meets the needs of employers.

This assistance is provided in the Keweenaw through the UPWARD Talent Council with offices in the
Village of L’Anse (Baraga County) and the City of Hancock (Houghton and Keweenaw Counties). Call 906-
482-6916 for more information or visit their web site at
services. Assistance with the following area can secured through the UPWARD Talent Council’s Michigan
Works! offices:

  • Fidelity Bonding Program
  • Foreign Labor Certification Office
  • Job / Career Fairs
  • Post Jobs / Search Resumes on Pure Michigan Talent Connect
  • Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)
  • Veterans Services
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Going PRO Talent Fund

The newly named “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 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.

Since the program’s inception, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium has helped secure over $1.1 million in funding for 40 different employers in its 8-county region, which allowed for over 1,000 workers to receive training.

This year’s application period for Talent Fund grants is expected to begin in mid-September. Prior to the start of the application period, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding Employer Information Sessions to help businesses learn more about the Going PRO Talent Fund. Companies will also learn how to create a solid, competitive Going PRO application proposal, as well as learn more about the services and assistance available through Michigan Works! For more information about the Talent Fund review the Program Overview, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Savannah Dougherty at 906-280-0216 or by email at for more information.

Copper Country Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education

The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD), serving Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, is leading our area to build an employer driven career and technical education (CTE) delivery system. Working with area employers, K-12 school districts, and our universities and community colleges the CCISD has secured the overwhelming support of the district voters to fund a more comprehensive training program that will expand from automotive and health career training to construction and industrial training using existing facilities, but increasing the breadth and depth of the training capacity.

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Construction Trades

MIOSHA Safety Training

KEDA hosts MIOSHA general industry and construction industry training courses annually in partnership with the MIOSHA Training Institute and Macomb Community College.

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