Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a grant award of $7,835 to a local Milford business. A.B. Heller was awarded funds from the 2018 GoingPRO-Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for the development of a skilled-training program in their manufacturing company.
“Michigan is suffering from a huge deficit in qualified, skilled trade workers and I am pleased that A.B. Heller earned this opportunity to further the development of an exemplary skilled training program in manufacturing,” Runestad said.
The STTF operates under the Talent Investment Agency and aims to provide opportunities for employers and workers to gain skilled-training experience in high-demand technical fields. Over the past five years, the STTF has helped companies create more than 14,000 jobs and retain 56,000.
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Runestad talks to workers at a local manufacturing business.