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Corporate & Continuing Education

Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP)

How To Get Started

To begin the process, eligible employers should contact Jackson College.

Contact Tina Matz, Workforce Training and MNJTP Coordinator, at 517.796.8671, or e-mail MatzTinaM@jccmi.edu for more information.

Photo: Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP)

Q: What is the purpose of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP)?

A: Under MCL 389.161 – 389.166, employers can obtain training for new employees hired for new jobs under the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. Designed as an economic development incentive.

Q: How does this program work?

A: Eligible employers contact Jackson College and submit an application. JC will then work with employers creating new jobs to identify training needs and calculate the needed financial support to fund training. Preliminary agreements are used to “set the clock,” lock in the date from which new employees can be counted for the project, and training expenses may be reimbursed. It is preliminary in nature and either the college or the employer can decide not to proceed. Final agreements need approval by Jackson College, but require no review or approval from the state. Finally, the colleges administer the training funds and ensure employer needs are being met.

Q. Who is considered an eligible employer?

A: If you are engaged in business and have employees in the state of Michigan, you may be eligible to take advantage of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. Employers in Michigan may enter into an agreement under the program with Jackson College if they are creating new jobs in this state that:

  • Are full-time, in a new, existing or expanding business of the employer;
  • Are not jobs of recalled workers, replacement jobs, or any other job that existed in the employer’s business within the 1-year period preceding the date of an agreement;
  • Are new jobs that pay at least 175 percent of the minimum wage, or $12.95 per hour;
  • Are new jobs that result in a net increase in employment in this state for the employer.

Q: How is the debt repaid?

A: Employers then repay the debt by a diversion of withholding taxes generated by the wages earned by the new employees. Funds available through the MNJTP are dependent upon training needs and projected withholding tax revenue available to pay for training.

Q: What are the benefits to participating employers?

A: Employers pay the cost of training for new employees with dollars that would otherwise have been paid to the state for withholding taxes. If an employer hires the number of new employees and pays the wages it certified to the college, the program costs the employer nothing.

Q: What type of training services and program costs can be funded using the MNJTP?

A: The MNJTP funding pays for:

  • Highly specialized customized training through your preferred provider;
  • Courses at public or private training organizations;
  • On-line courses;
  • Skill assessment, testing and certification services;
  • Training facilities, equipment, materials and supplies;
  • Development of customized courses and materials;
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses for trainers or trainees;
  • Administrative expenses for the new jobs training program.

Q: How is the loan amount determined?

A: Below is a sample calculation for training agreements based on a 4.35% state income tax, and assuming 6% financing cost for a 10-year period.

Company New employees to be trained Hourly wage of new employees Annual wage of new employees Aggregate Annual Incremental Income Tax Capture of new hires* Max. amount
that could be borrowed
Company A 50 $15 $31,200 $67,860 $678,600
Company B 25 $25 $52,000 $56,550 $565,500
Company C 10 $20 $41,600 $18,096 $180,960

* In these examples, the aggregate annual incremental income tax captured equals the annual debt service payment. The maximum amount that could be borrowed for training is determined by calculating the annual incremental income tax capture, the interest rate, the administration fee, and the length of the bond/loan.

Photo: Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP)

Benefits to Employer:

  • Reduce the cost of staff expansion
  • Training for new employees
  • Customized training programs
  • Increase productivity and employee satisfaction
  • Improve quality, profitability and customer satisfaction

MNJTP funds can pay for:

  • Highly specialized customized training through your preferred provider
  • Courses at public or private training institutions
  • Online courses
  • Skill assessment, testing and certification
  • Training facilities, equipment, materials and supplies
  • Development of customized courses and materials
  • Administrative expenses

JC offers customized training in:

  • Sustainability
  • Quality/Process Improvement
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Skills
  • Facilitation
  • And more!

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