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Going PRO in Michigan 2022 - Free Webinar
Applications for the Going PRO Talent Fund, one of the state’s most effective resources to train, develop, and retain your team, open later this year. In 2022, $40 Million in awards were made to over 1,000 different employers across the state, and Millions in awards are expected to be available for Michigan Employers – are you ready to access these funds?

Dave Worthams, Director of Human Resource Policy with the Michigan Manufacturers Association, will join us on Friday, August 12th at 12:00PM (EST) for a free and interactive webinar that will review what the Going PRO Talent Fund is and what is expected for the 2023 fiscal year. The MMA was instrumental in the creation of this valuable program and Dave serves as the resident expert on everything related to the Going PRO Talent Fund.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from employers who have successfully applied for Going PRO Talent Funds in the past, as they share their tips and best practices to maximize these funds. This webinar will leave you with a more in-depth understanding of the Going PRO Talent Fund and practical takeaways on how your company can benefit from this program. There will also be time for Q&A and interaction from the audience.

Since 2014, the Going PRO Talent Fund (formally STTF) has been a key training program in the State of Michigan. Funds are awarded to employers to assist with short-term training that fills a demonstrated talent need for both new and incumbent employees. Employers can access $1,500 - $3,000 per employee. Any employer is eligible to apply and approved trainings range from technical skills to leadership development.

This webinar qualifies for 1 SHRM/HRCI recertification credit.

As a premier workforce solution provider, Express Employment Professionals is committed to providing you with relevant resources and support. Our team is standing ready to support you with all of your recruiting, training, and workforce needs.

Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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David Worthams
Director - Employment Policy @Michigan Manufacturers Association
Born in California and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, Dave Worthams considers himself a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan. Frankly, he cannot imagine a better place to live. Dave has served as a Constituent Relations Director for former Congressman Nick Smith, as a policy advisor to former Michigan Speakers Rick Johnson and Craig DeRoche, as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Michigan State Senator Jud Gilbert, as a Legislative Associate for the Michigan Municipal League, and as the Vice President of Policy for the Michigan Bankers Association. He currently is the Director of Employment Policy for the Michigan Manufacturers Association (representing over 1,700 members located across the state) leading MMA’s lobbying efforts in health care, talent development, and workplace policy before the Michigan Legislature.
Nathan Leaman
Director of HR Training & Consulting @Express Employment Professionals Grand Rapids
Nathan Leaman is a passionate professional with extensive experience in building systems and tools that support organizational and leadership effectiveness. Nathan brings over 20 years of leadership and HR experience from both business and non-profit organizations. Nathan has a Bachelor's degree from the Moody Bible Institute, a Master's degree from Liberty University and received his coaching certification from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Nathan spent seven years in full-time church ministry before working for 13 years at the Kohler Co. At Kohler, Nathan moved through various HR roles eventually taking the position of Director- Leadership Development. Nathan also held various executive HR roles for the Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac, WI where he was responsible for Organizational Development, Compensation, Benefits Management and HRIS.