Grant Supported Job Training Assistance

Macomb Community College actively pursues state and federal grants and other collaborations that allow it to enhance its programs and provide free or low-cost training and educational opportunities to businesses and individuals. 

The following are the currently funded training and educational programs Macomb has partnered in with state and federal agencies and other educational providers and organizations.

Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+)

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Labor ($3.9 million)

Purpose:  Develop apprenticeship pathways and build a pipeline of qualified candidates for skilled trade apprenticeships and other employer-sponsored industrial training programs.  

Who Benefits:  Employed, underemployed, unemployed and high school students interested in entry or advancement in a skilled trade, and companies in need of a highly skilled workforce to remain competitive.  

Additional Information: Brochure

Make it in America Challenge

Funding Source: U.S. Employment and Training Administration ($942,000)

Purpose: Provide training in bio-based (renewable biological materials) product manufacturing, with a pathway to four-year degrees in industrial- and engineering-related fields.

Who Benefits: Unemployed, displaced workers, and currently employed (incumbent) but in need of skills upgrading, as well as companies whose growth is compromised by a current skill shortage and communities losing potential jobs to qualified candidates from other countries.

Additional Information: for Employers
Additional Information: for Unemployed Individuals

For more information, contact Macomb’s project coordinator at 586.445.7425.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Labor ($24.9 million)

Purpose: To support the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (coalition of eight Michigan community colleges) in responding to employer needs by preparing individuals for the following jobs in advanced manufacturing: computer numerical control (CNC) machining, welding/fabrication, multi-skilled technician and production operations.

Who Benefits: 528 (to be trained at Macomb) displaced workers, veterans and those currently employed but in need of skills upgrading, as well as advanced manufacturing companies dependent upon these skills to remain globally competitive.

Additional Information: Brochure

For more information, contact Macomb’s program coordinator at 586.498.4164.

Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Purpose: Increase the pool of automotive technicians, engineering technologists and engineers qualified to work with advanced propulsion vehicle systems and their components.

Who Benefits: Automotive manufacturers through customized training programs and students preparing for careers in new and developing advanced automotive technology.

Additional Information: Website

For more information, contact Bob Feldmaier at

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