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Does your business rely upon skilled workers?

Howell Chamber partners to bring informational session geared toward businesses who rely upon skilled workers.

Does your business rely on skilled workers? Then you might be concerned that there is currently a shortage of skilled workers.  The projection is that the problem will only get worse as skilled workers age and retire out. Area community colleges are working with local programs and funding to aid in developing new skilled trade programs and workers, but they need your input. These programs and funding are willing to train talented employees to meet your business demands!


When: Thursday, August 18

Information Session: 7:30am – 8:30am  |  Check-in at 7:15am

Where: Michigan Works! Southeast Livingston Center/MCC Livingston Center: 1240 Packard Drive, Howell

The growing shortage of skilled workers threatens our economic competitiveness. The labor exchange system is being challenged to find talent for businesses who are seeking individuals with new and emerging skill sets. A variety of training options are available including:
Incumbent Worker
U.S. Department of Labor
(US/DOL)/Veterans Administration
(VA) Registered Apprenticeships

This informative session is brought to you by the following partners:

  • Michigan Works! Southeast
  • Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF)
  • Michigan New Jobs Training Program; A Community College Initiative
  • Mott Community College, Livingston Center
  • Howell Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
  • Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Pinckney, Putnam, Hamburg, Hell Chamber of Commerce
  • Whitmore Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
  • SPARK Ann Arbor USA

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 businesses.
The STTF ensures Michigan’s employers have access to the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have the skills they need for in-demand jobs. Recipients must agree to either hire trainees at the end of their training or retain any existing employees who have been trained.

According to the Workforce Development Agency, in 2016, throughout the State of Michigan, the STTF:
Created 3,065 jobs
Assisted in the retention of 10,159 jobs
Training completion rate of 96%
Average hourly wage for 6 months exceeded $22.00

Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program; A Community College Initiative (MNJTP) authorizes community colleges to work with employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan to receive diverted income tax withholding for newly hired workers for the a purpose of funding a variety of training and employee development needs for those new positions.

View the flyer: STTF Flyer Livingston2016




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