Why Greater Grand Rapids
Talent Pathways Program
The Talent Pathways Program is designed to help West Michigan advanced manufacturing and technology employers forge a path to success for current and future employees, leading to improved talent retention & recruitment.
The Talent Pathways Program is designed to help West Michigan advanced manufacturing and technology employers forge a path to success for current and future employees, leading to improved talent retention & recruitment. Employers in the program will receive grant funding to:
- Train their organization’s workforce to earn sought-after industry credentials and certifications
- Create career pathways that build and retain your next skilled leaders
- Access and develop a new and diverse pool of new hires with the help of local community partners
Companies can receive up to $25,000 in reimbursed training expenses, including wages.
Who can be a Talent Pathways Employer:
Advanced Manufacturing and Technology employers located in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties.
Applicants must commit to completing Work-Ready credentials and/or advanced manufacturing and technology certificates or apprenticeships for at least 5 employees by March 2023.
To apply, contact Jodi
Jodi NicholsExecutive Director, Lake County Economic Development Alliance
Jodi serves as the Executive Director of the Lake County Economic Development Alliance. In this role, she provides business support services to prospective and existing companies. She works to improve the overall economic state of Lake County through business retention, expansion, and attraction.
Thank You to Our Program Partners
This program wouldn't be possible without the support received from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.