Grants

HFC receives several federal and state grants that allow us to upgrade our facilities, update curricula, develop benchmarks for student assessment, and hire additional staff to meet the changing needs of employers. Below is a listing of our most recent grants.

American Apprenticeship Initiative

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Labor - $4 Million (Five college partners in Southeast Michigan)

Purpose

The American Apprenticeship Initiative is funded by the Department of Labor to aid industry in the creation of new Apprenticeship programs that produce highly-skilled workers. The goal is to integrate best practices and design new models for training in high-growth sectors.

Who Benefits

Individuals interested in careers in advanced manufacturing, information technology, transportation, healthcare, supply chain and logistics, and non-traditional industries.

More Info

If you are interested in learning more about the American Apprenticeship Initiative contact Scott Jedele at 313-845-9873 or Patricia Chatman at 313-317-6603.

Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP)

Funding Source

State of Michigan - $4.5 Million

Purpose

The Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP) program is funded by the State of Michigan to help colleges provide up-to-date training in skilled trades and career technical education. CCSTEP provides the resources for HFC to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for training in machine tool technology, electrical technology, welding, manufacturing, automotive technology, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), health care, aerospace, law enforcement, and defense.

Who Benefits

Students from K-12 through college, and individuals currently in the workforce.

More information

For more information about the CCSTEP program contact Gary Saganski at 313-845-6357 or Patricia Chatman at 313-317-6603.

The Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)

Funding Source

Federal Funding - $15 Million

Purpose

The Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC) is a partnership of 13 colleges across ten states with more than 40 industrial partners. The M-SAMC works to bridge the gap between the needs of the workplace and education to foster job-driven training. The goal is to design innovative program models to improve manufacturing education, and bring high-wage, high-skill manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. M-SAMC uses real world models to update industry-driven curricula and experiences, designs courses to teach students exactly what manufacturers need, redesigns student support and strategies for job placement, and develops administrative structures to support instructional re-designs.

Who Benefits

Individuals interested in training and careers in the manufacturing industry.

More information

For more information about the M-SAMC program contact Glenn Wisniewski at 313-845-9794 or visit the M-SAMC website at http://www.m-samc.org/.

The Michigan New Jobs Training Program

Funding Source

State of Michigan (Created by Public Acts 359 and 360) - Up to $500,000 Annually

Purpose

The Michigan New Jobs Training Program is an incentive tool for economic development that promotes collaboration and partnerships between employers and community colleges. The legislation allows businesses to set aside state payroll taxes from new hires to be diverted to community colleges to deliver training for new Michigan workers. This allows companies to expand and grow their workforce in Michigan, and helps produce workers the kinds of skills that will encourage employers to expand their operations in Michigan.

Who Benefits

Michigan businesses and individuals looking to join the workforce.

More Information

For more information about the Michigan New Jobs Training Program contact Patricia Chatman at 313-317-6603.

Skilled Trade Training Fund (STTF)

Funding Source

State of Michigan - Administered through Michigan Works Agencies

Purpose

Competitive grants are awarded to employers that support training for both new and incumbent workers to enhance talent, productivity, and employment retention. The grant is administered through Michigan Works Agencies, which collaborate with employers and local education providers to implement training plans that serve industry needs. The goal is to increase the productivity, quality, and competitiveness of Michigan's businesses.

Who Benefits

New and incumbent workers and Michigan businesses.

More Information

For more information about the STTF contact Reginald Witherspoon at 313-317-6600.