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Michigan New Jobs Training Program

Strengthen your workforce — and your bottom line

If your company is planning on expanding and adding new jobs in the state of Michigan, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP) program can provide the flexible funding to meet an assortment of employee training and development needs specifically designed for your business.

As your connection to the Michigan New Jobs Training Program in Kent and Ottawa counties, we can partner with your business to help link available training dollars from the State of Michigan.

How the Michigan New Jobs Training Program Works

The approval process requires that the employer sign a preliminary agreement with GRCC prior to hiring qualified employees. The college will then work with the employer to develop a detailed training plan and coordinate its implementation for those employees.

Your company will then enter into an agreement with GRCC and comply with the terms of the contract, per the GRCC Board of Trustees approval. GRCC will file the final agreement with the State of Michigan Department of Treasury.

As a repayment mechanism, the employer will capture the state payroll tax from the new jobs of the employees trained under the program, and will redirect the withholding to GRCC, instead of the State. This process will continue until the cost of training has been repaid and the contract tenets have been met. GRCC will work with your business to implement your training plan and administer the project throughout the contract period.

What will the State funding pay for?

Funds can be used to pay for any direct training expenses, including:

  • basic adult education
  • job-related instruction
  • skills assessment
  • training equipment
  • materials and supplies
  • training services of GRCC 
  • testing and evaluation of employees
  • customized or general instruction at a training facility selected by the employer
  • college tuition, books, and fees; and services of a private trainer.

How do I know if my company is eligible?

If you can answer yes to the following statements, you should consider contacting us for information on applying:

  1. You will be hiring new full-time, permanent positions for a new or expanding business located in the state of Michigan.
  2. The new positions are not related to recalling laid off or replacement workers.
  3. The new positions are ones that did not exist within the previous 12 months at your business.
  4. The new positions pay at least 175% of the state minimum wage.

Next steps

If your new positions fit this criterion, learn more about how we can partner with your business by contacting Megan Connaghan at or (616) 235-3766.


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