PONTIAC, MICHIGAN – Lee Industrial Contacting is proud to announce they are the recipient of a grant from the Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) for a second year. This grant is given by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development, and the $423,000 award Lee Contracting received is the largest in Oakland County and the 8th largest grant in the state of Michigan.
The Talent Fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must fill a demonstrated talent need and must lead to a credential for a skill that’s transferable and recognized in the industry.
The grant will allow Lee Contracting to expand its in-house customized, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as offer apprenticeships for eligible positions. Lee’s employees will benefit from training courses in everything from machine repair, tube bending and HVAC installation, to blueprint reading, project management and estimating and much more.
“Developing skilled tradespeople is essential to the success of many industries within Michigan,” said Krista Fish, chief administrative officer, Lee Industrial Contracting. She continued, “At Lee Contracting, the continuous training and development of our team members is vitally important to the quality work we perform, and it helps us to maintain a safe work environment. It not only enhances the skills and experience of existing employees, but helps us attract, retain and grow top talent. This, in turn, allows us to better serve our clients and customers.”
Since 2014, Going PRO has awarded more than 6,000 grants to companies across the state.