The mission of the Pine Lake Fund (PLF) is to promote the training and placement of persons with disabilities attending the Michigan Career & Technical Institute (MCTI). Established in 1981, the Pine Lake Fund and its programs have encouraged Michigan Business leaders to become involved and invested in the training and job placement of persons with disabilities. It has enabled the Michigan Career & Technical Institute, under the auspices of Michigan's Department of Human Services, to be considered a national model for the involvement of business and industry in training and placing persons with disabilities. It has also allowed the development and testing of new training programs. These new programs have enabled MCTI to maintain a competitive edge in Michigan's ever-changing labor market.