Business & Economy
Business groups, community colleges push to expand job training
By CAITLIN DeLUCA
Capital News Service
LANSING – Business groups and community colleges are pushing to expand a statewide new job training program. Community colleges run the program for employers that create new jobs. It gives the new employees free training. It is paid for by capturing the state income tax revenue of the newly hired employees for the first year. After that, those revenues revert to the state, said Mike Hansen, president of the Michigan Community College Association.