The Michigan Workforce Development Agency recently awarded training grants totaling more than $350,000 to eight Livingston County companies through the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund. The fund provides support for employer-led training projects in an effort to better align talent with employer needs. The companies plan to train more than 150 current employees and hire at least 140 new workers in the next year. The grants will be administered locally by Livingston County Michigan Works!
The companies awarded grants include AA Gear and Manufacturing Inc. of Howell, $47,040; Asahi Kasei Plastics North America of Fowlerville, $16,800; Magna Atreum of Howell Township, $36,425; Chassix Inc. of Howell, $30,390; CRW Plastics USA Inc. of Genoa Township, $47,425; Diamond Chrome Plating of Howell, $35,174; TG Fluids USA of Brighton, $25,578; and Thai Summit America Corp. of Howell, $112,926.
“We are pleased that we can help these companies address their talent needs,” said Bill Sleight, director of Livingston County Michigan Works! “These training funds will help companies increase the skills of their current and future employees and improve our local economy.”