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1 Promoting a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan.

2 Skilled Trades Training Fund Facts  In Governor Snyder's 2014 budget  Ten million dollars  To be used for short term training needs for employers (less than 3 months)  Will fill in the gaps that are created by federal restrictions  Partner inclusive  User friendly  Plan is to be paperless process  Designed to work at the speed of business

3 Allowable Training  Training programs funded by the STTF must: – Fill a documented talent need experienced by an eligible participating business – Must lead to full-time employment or continued employment  Examples of allowable training include: – Classroom – OJT – Customized – Incumbent Worker – USDOL Registered or Veterans Administration Approved Apprenticeships 3

4 Employer Expectations 4  Actively involved in planning and designing of training  Commit to hire the persons trained  Pay wages to trainees that are equal or greater than the current regional occupational wage for the applicable job title  Enter into a training agreement with the sponsoring MWA  Share outcomes and success stories  Use and the sponsoring MWA to post job openings for new

5  Be a suitable match for the employer prior to training  Commit to complete training  Be willing to work for the sponsoring employer(s) Trainee Expectations

6 Anticipated Outcomes  Jobs Created – 1,500  Jobs Retained – 2,500  Training completion rate – 75%  Employment rate following training completion – 80%  Employment retention rate at six months – 70%  Hourly wages at six months - $13.95 6

7 Training Duration and Targets With the exception of USDOL or Veterans Administration Registered Apprenticeships training duration should not exceed three months Targeted amounts are as follows:  Classroom/Customized $1,500  Incumbent Worker $1,500  OJT $1,500  Apprenticeship $3,000 7

8 Requests for an application can come from:  Michigan Works Agencies  WDA Industry Cluster Directors  MEDC Business Development Managers  Local Economic Developers  Community Colleges/other training partners  Employers 8 Who Can Request an Application

9 Application Process  Request for an STTF Application is made to Michigan Works! Designated Business Services Professional (BSP) who manages the application process  BSP’s will coordinate the processes with the referring partners and the employer(s) 9

10 10 DirectorKey ContactTitleMWA Map Michigan Works! AreaPhone # E-mail Jacob MaasDeborah LyzengaBusiness Service Manager AACSET Kent Allegan Counties Todd GustafsonCorey CarollaDirector of Business and Industry BBerrien Cass Van- Buren 269-927-1799 x 1173 MJ BrunsGeorge BauerBusiness and Industry Coordinator/Business Services CCalhoun Barry Branch Doug StitesTeri SandBusiness Services Team Leader DCapital Area(CAMW) John Van Nieuwenhuyzen Kathy Jo VanderLaan Business Service Manager ECentral Area(8CAP)616-754-9315, ext. 3360 Pam MooreDoug CotterManagerFDetroit Workforce Development 313- Gwen WorleyErin MarraOperations ManagerGEastern Craig ConeyDavid RoseActing Director Business &Talent Enhancement HGenesee/Shiawass ee 810-233-5974 x 349 Ed OberskiKristen WenzelDirector of Business Services and Community Relations IGreat Lakes Bay989-754-1144 x 205 Orrin BaileyHolly PeoplesDirector of Business Services JJob Force Ben DamerowKara StewartSector Strategy Coordinator KKalamazoo- St.Joseph William SleightBill LoveladyBusiness Services Rep.LLivingston John BierbusseBob ApczynskiBusiness Services Deborah Groeneveld Sonya BarretBusiness Solutions Manager NMuskegon/ Marisue MoreauTerry BaselBusiness Services Coordinator ONortheast (NEMC)989-733-8548 x 2304 Elaine WoodJaclyn SanbornBusiness Connections Manager PNorthwest (NWMCOG) John AlmstadtJennifer LlewellynManagerQOakland Bill RaymondAngie BarksdaleProgram SupervisorROttawa Mark BerdanBrenda BachelderBusiness Solution Professional SRegion Sarah HartzlerMike JonesBusiness Solutions Officer TSouth Central Michigan Works Greg PitoniakSusan CoreyBusiness Services Marv PichlaJody KerbysonSystem ManagerVThumb Shamar HerronColleen MalloryBusiness Services Rep.WWashtenaw County Paul GriffithMichelle RasmussenBusiness Services Director XWest Central231-796-4891 X 1253 Orrin Bailey Temp DirectorYWestern U.P. Michigan Works 906.789.0558 x243 MWA Designated Business Services Professionals

11 MEDC Business Development Managers Contact Information 11

12  Designated BSP conducts a fact finding to determine : – If regional and local funds can be used first – If funding streams can be blended to achieve the outcomes for the customer(s) – If the training request meets the employers needs – What other options may provide a better solution  If STTF is appropriate: – A STTF application is emailed to the employer(s) to be filled out and returned to the MWA. Lets review the Application 12 Application Process

13 13 Application  PDF Format  Two Pages  Type and Tab Process  Can be saved /emailed  Has 4 Sections  #1 Employer Info  #2 Training Info  #3 Employer Signature  #4 MWA Info STTF Final Forms\Michigan Skilled Trades Training Program Application.pdf

14 14 Section Four  Cluster Info  Partner Info  Matching Fund Info  Local Regional Fund Info  MWA WIA/Trade Contributions  Project Estimates  Recommendation Section  Rational for Project  MWA Signature Section  Save, Print and Submit Buttons

15 Application Addendums  Cluster Application can have addendums attached with company additional information use the  If more people are to be trained than the application allows room for use the Additional Names Addendum: 15

16 Additional Employer Addendum 16

17 Additional Names Addendum 17

18 Leveraged Funds Section #4  Section #4 will reveal the Leveraged Funds  We are tracking and reporting Leveraged Funds  Leveraged Funds show ROI to the Legislature  Gives us a rational for future funding  Examples: – Employer match – Federal – MEDC – Local 18

19 Application is a three step process: 1.Employer(s) completes sections 1-3 on the application, emails it to the Designated Michigan Works BSP 2. MWA reviews the application for accuracy, completes the second part of the application and makes a recommendation to fund or deny the application and submits it to: 3.WDA reviews application and responds in three business days No hard copies of applications will be accepted 19 Application Process Continued

20  Designated MWA BSP contacts the customer and referring partner to inform them of the funding decision  Upon approval, your training agreement is drafted and signed by the designated employer representative and the designated MWA representative. Copies are kept on file for future monitoring  Training cycle begins 20 Implementation

21 Training Agreement  Currently MWAs may use local training agreements  Goal is to move toward a consistent contract for subsequent years  Contracts must contain all STTF requirements – OJT sliding payment scale – Class list – Payroll register/record 21

22  Designated MWA BSP follows up on results  Completes the Skilled Trades Training Fund Verification Form: (Next Slide)  A six month follow up is required using the same form  The Verification Form is emailed to: 22 Upon Completion of Training

23 Skilled Trades Training Fund Verification Form and Six Month Follow-up Form 23

24 Training Payment Process Funding awarded to the MWA  MWA will pay the training provider and/or employer  Consistent with approved documentation of the eligible costs  Up to five percent of an award may be used by the MWA for administrative costs – Project lead activities – Conducting the fact finding, application, and implementation process – Identifying all available funding sources – Tracking and reporting of project outcomes and follow-up activities 24

25 Classroom Training Payment  At training completion MWA submits the STTF verification form  WDA reviews verification form for payment approval  Funding awarded through Purchase Order  MWA pays training provider for costs consistent with the approved application 25

26 OJT Payment 60 day retention90 day retention180 day retention 50% credit earned75% credit earned100% credit earned 26  At completion of six month retention period MWA submits the verification and follow-up form  WDA reviews form for payment approval  Funding awarded through Purchase Order  MWA reimburses the employer for costs consistent with the approved application  Actual reimbursement based on retention table below  OJT reimbursement is a single payment at retention

27 Monitoring  Classroom training – Class roster – Sign-in sheets  OJT – Payroll register closest to the six month pay period Redact all other employees information Only need to record actual trainee information  Records should be retained for three years 27

28 FAQ’s and Questions 28

29 Contact Information Patty Vanaman 29

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