Will $100 million help to fill Michigan’s talent pipeline, give employers the skilled workers they need but can’t find, and enhance a education system to better prepare students and teachers in an ever-changing economy?

Gov. Rick Snyder is hoping all of that will be accomplished as he signed into law the Marshall Plan for Talent Tuesday afternoon in Muskegon, which will appropriate $100 million in Fiscal Year 2018 from the state’s Talent Investment Fund for the purpose of improving the state’s talent pool.

The plan, which was first introduced in February, aims to fill the state’s talent gap and better prepare students for high-paying, in-demand careers, by investing millions in innovative job training, workforce development and education programs. This includes $30 million to create and expand competency-based programs that result in competencies or credentials in high-demand fields.

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