MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (11/30/2017) - Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works is receiving a $2.2 million share of state funding to help train workers for in-demand jobs.
The local Michigan Works office plans to use the money to pay for training about 2,000 people for jobs at 49 employees in the Bay Region, which encompasses Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties.
“This is the second year in a row we have successfully helped employers in five counties benefit from millions of dollars in training to enhance talent, productivity, and retention,” says Ed Oberski, chief executive officer at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
The employees trained with the grant funds will learn about Lean principles and techniques, advanced welding, CNC machining, safety courses and emergency medical courses.
“We work closely with our local economic development partners across our region to ensure employers who are interested in pursuing these competitive grants are connected with our Business Services Team to complete the application process,” said Ann Marie Batkoski, director of business services and community relations with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works.