When Pursuing Going PRO Talent Funding
Go with The Employers’ Association

by Ray Bennett, Director, Learning & Development
Published April 23, 2024

The “clock is ticking.” Applications for the Going Pro Talent Fund Cycle 2 must be submitted no later than May 10th at 5:00 p.m. Typically, Going Pro funds are distributed twice per year in the fall and spring. Since time is short, your first step should be to contact your local Michigan Works! office to explain your interest in seeking Going Pro Funding. Next, your organization will receive access to the online application portal but again, you need to act fast.  To learn more, use this Going Pro Talent Fund link
Did You Know?
The Employers’ Association provides eligible training programs at 5570 Executive Parkway, Grand Rapids and onsite at companies receiving Going Pro funding to help improve the skills and abilities of their employees. Some of the eligible programs we provide include:
- Supervisory Skills and Leadership Development
- Operational and Quality Process Management
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T)
- Root Cause Analysis Project Management
- Blue Print Reading
- ISO 9000 Certification
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Disciplined Problem Solving and Corrective Action

If you are applying for Going Pro! funds, please reach out to TEA for program descriptions and objectives to help you complete your application. For other questions, contact Ray Bennett, Director of Learning & Development, The Employers’ Association at [email protected] or call at 616.698.1167.