$337,216 Going PRO Talent Funds Awarded to Twelve St. Clair County Companies

December 22, 2021

*Photo shown is of BTM Corporation during a customized 2021 training session held utilizing GoingPRO funding awarded the previous year.

The Going PRO Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.  The State of Michigan and Michigan Workforce Development Agency has announced that grant funds totaling $337,216 have been awarded to twelve companies in St. Clair County.       

Training funds awarded are used in training to meet employee skills requirements for hiring needs and to help close skills gaps for existing employees.  The Going PRO Talent fund ensures that Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow and individuals have the skills they need for in-demand jobs.    

Below is a list of St. Clair County grant recipients:

Medilodge of Port Huron


Medilodge of St. Clair


Medilodge of Yale


Eckhart Algonac


Dunn Paper Inc.


Magna Electrical Vehicle Structures - Michigan


Auto Dr. LLC.


Blue Water Controls


Selective Industries Inc.


BioPro Inc


Witco Inc.


BTM Company


“Each year, the EDA aggressively promotes the Going PRO Talent Fund grant program to area companies.  The EDA and our workforce development partners work hard to educate our companies about this grant opportunity and assist them with their applications.” said Dan Casey, CEO of the EDA of St. Clair County.  He added that the grant offsets new and existing training costs and results in improved skill and knowledge for workers.

The Economic Development Alliance works closely with Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! and regional educational partners to align training and industry needs and make sure St. Clair County companies are aware of workforce talent resources, training and funding opportunities.




About EDA of St. Clair County
The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County, Michigan, is a regional non-profit economic development agency that has served the Blue Water Area for over 65 years.  The EDA is supported by public and private sector investors and works closely with community stakeholders and regional partners to stimulate the economy and drive job growth and investment.  Our core areas of focus are on: Connecting Businesses with opportunities, Supporting Existing Business, Attracting New Business Investments, Fostering Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Influencing New Job Creation, Attraction and Development of 21st Century Workforce Talent and Marketing our Region's Assets and Quality of Life.  www.edascc.com 


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