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With the Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) Michigan employers can receive funds to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.

The Michigan Works Going Pro Talent Fund program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees to help maintain staff and reduce turnover in high-skill positions in today's tech-infused economy. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need. Businesses that submit successful applications will be reimbursed (up to $2,000 per person) for training. 

What Types of Employees are Eligible? 

  • Permanent, full-time employee of the employer when the approved training begins. 
  • Works primarily in Michigan, and for whom the employer pays all applicable taxes to the State of Michigan, regardless of where the employee lives. 
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States.

Learn more about Going PRO 

How to get started 

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity awards Going PRO funds to employers through Michigan’s workforce system, commonly known as the Michigan Works! network. Interested employers should contact their local Michigan Works! Office to get started.  

Find your local Michigan Works! 

Review the list of approved programs below to find the one that's right for you. Contact Davenport University's Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx), or fill out our form, to get further details on the Michigan Works Going Pro Talent Fund program. Train with Davenport University, a Michigan Works authorized training partner. Get reimbursed by the state, up to $2,000 per person. 

Certificate programs: 

Click on a course below to learn more and view upcoming session dates.

Data Analytics for Managers - $595

Certificate of Project Management - $895

Certificate of Management - $1,995 (3 credits)

The SLII Experience (Situational Leadership) - $895

Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate - $1,995

Leader of Leaders - $2,195

Industry certification courses: 

Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Prep - $995 (3 credits)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certification Exam Prep - $1,640 (3 credits)
2-part course. Courses can be taken in any order.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification Exam Prep - $1,695 (6 credits for those who pass the exam)

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program - $795

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program - $2,495