Skilled Trades program awarded $50M
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program. The initiative will make $50 million available to Michigan community colleges for the purchase of equipment that will allow the colleges to deliver educational programs in high-wage, high- and middle-skill and high-demand occupations.
“The community college funds will assist in the delivery of educational programs, degrees and credentials required for high-wage and high-demand occupations in skilled trades,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Michigan intends to lead our nation in skilled trades training and providing community colleges with funding assistance is a huge step forward in that direction.”
Community colleges can request up to $4.8 million in CCSTEP funds. The request for proposals will be released in November and applications will be due by Jan. 31, 2015. Awards will be announced in February 2015.
Source: MEDC press release