Governor Snyder’s Budget Outlines Support for Workforce Training and Education

February 7, 2018

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Malorie Zimmerman, Director of Public Relations
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Governor Snyder’s Budget Outlines Support for Workforce Training and Education 

Upskilling Michigan's Workforce a Top Priority

LANSING (February 7, 2018)—Luann Dunsford, CEO of the Michigan Works! Association released the following statement in response to Governor Snyder’s budget proposal:

“We support the Governor’s continued focus on worker training through the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) - one of the most successful training programs developed by the State. 

Through the state appropriation for STTF, fiscal year 2017, Michigan Works! has leveraged $219.7 million, trained over 8,000 people and created over 2,500 new jobs and nearly 600 new USDOL Registered Apprentices.

Michigan Works! will continue to work alongside this administration in getting government, business and education working together to create a workforce for the future – with careers that can sustain families and enrich communities.”

Michigan Works! Association is a non-profit membership organization that provides services and support to Michigan’s talent eco-system.

For over 30 years, the Association has been a go-to resource in federal, state and local workforce initiatives. The Association’s work ensures top-quality services and support for Michigan’s talent pipeline. For more information, please visit

Find the nearest Michigan Works! American Job Center by visiting or by calling (800) 285-WORKS (9675).

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