Ten St. Clair County Companies Awarded over $300,000 in Going PRO Employee Training Funds

December 14, 2023

The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County is pleased to announce that ten St. Clair County companies have been awarded Going PRO employee training funds totaling $317,091.50.  The Going PRO Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired trainees.

“Employees are the most valuable asset of any company. Making sure that they have the latest training is just as important as having the best equipment. Successful companies are those that are investing in keeping their employees’ skillsets up-to-date,” said Bruce Seymore, Vice President of Business Services at the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. “The EDA congratulates these ten St. Clair County businesses on receiving the Going PRO award that off-sets their investments in the future of their workers and their business.”


St. Clair County Companies awarded Going PRO Talent Funding:                                                

 Blue Water Controls (North Street)       $ 19,110.00
LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC St. Clair (East China)      $ 21,200.00
LaFontaine Ford St Clair Inc (Saint Clair)  $ 22,400.00       
Medilodge of Port Huron (Fort Gratiot)          $ 33,500.00
Medilodge of St. Clair (East China) $ 23,900.00
Medilodge of Yale (Yale)                                  $ 13,500.00
Michigan Metal Coatings (Port Huron)     $ 19,307.50
Paumac Tubing LLC (Marysville)      $ 34,555.00
PTM Corporation (Fair Haven)      $ 77,411.00
Selective Industries Inc. (Marine City)                     $52,208.00




"Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! is pleased to hear of the Going Pro Talent Fund awards made to our employer partners in St. Clair County. While we wish more of our employers were awarded, this is a great start to supporting the training and re-training for our employers through St. Clair. The Going Pro Talent Fund now has two "cycles" each year so we encourage any and all employers to consider putting in applications as there are additional opportunities for funding," said Justin Al-Igoe, Executive Director, Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!


Applications for Cycle 2 will open in spring 2024.




About EDA of St. Clair County
The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County is a private non-profit organization that creates economic prosperity by growing companies and cultivating vibrant communities.  The EDA is a full-service economic development agency working in the areas of business attraction, retention and expansion, community development, small business development, talent attraction and regional marketing.  The EDA’s mission to enhance the prosperity and growth of our region’s economy is made possible by the generous support of EDA private & public sector investor members passionate about supporting community and economic development.  To learn more about the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County visit:  https://edascc.com/

About Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!
Michigan Works! Macomb/St. Clair is committed to being a leader in coordinating and providing quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment, and training services. We are comprised of trained professionals to assist you in the areas of Career Development and Business Development. Our goal is to prepare job seekers for in-demand careers and to connect and support employers and job seekers to strengthen our economy and community.



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