Incumbent Worker Training


WE ARE COMMITED TO SUPPORTING OUR MARION AREA EMPLOYERS

UPSKILL YOUR WORKFORCE


For businesses to remain competitive in Marion County’s thriving economy, a well-trained workforce that is up-to-date on industry-recognized skills is necessary. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program provides funding for continuing education, training, and upskilling of incumbent, or existing employees.


Complete the application and email to Ronald.Meade@jfs.ohio.gov or call 740-386-1003 for more information. Additional Information is listed below.

        PROGRAM INFORMATION

Number of Employees

We Reimburse  

1-50

90%

51-100

75%

100+

50%

Projects funded based on the availability of funds and number of company's full-time employees

Trainee Requirements

Trainees need to be employed for six months or more by the business with which the IWT agreement is being written.Trainees must meet the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements for an employer-employee relationship.
Employees must employed full time and considered non-seasonal.


Employer Requirements 

OhioMeansJobs-Marion County will assist in completing the documents.

Address strategy to avoid layoff or business closure.Employer are required to pay for a share of the total cost of the project, either cash or in-kind.  Wages can be used as match.
Meet policy guidelines required of the program.
Be operating in Marion CountyDemonstrate a commitment to retaining operations and employees in Marion County
Remain current on all state obligations, as verified at:  Federal Exclusion and Debarment Site:  http://www.sam.gov ; Business filing search: http://sos.state.oh.us.
Be willing to participate in a full range of services provided by OMJ-Marion County.


Allowable and Unallowable Costs

ALLOWABLE COSTS
Allowable costs may include only costs directly related to training.  Allowable costs may include:
Curriculum developmentWages paid to participants, while in trainings, may be considered as a source of matching funds on the employer side of the training budget.
instructor/trainer salaries
Textbooks, manuals, training software, materials, and non-consumables.
UNALLOWABLE COSTS
Unallowable costs include but are not limited to:
Training tools/equipment (must become real personal property of trainee upon completion of training) Encouragement of inducement of a business or part of a business to relocate from any location in the United States.
Trainee wages (no overtime)Use of IWT funds to pay for a worker's training wages
Foreign travelUse of IWT funds to train management staff employees in management such as Six Sigma and LEAN. 
Purchase or lease of capital equipment


Expected Outcomes

As a result of the award of IWT funds, applicants will be expected to demonstrate one or more of the following outcomes:
Layoff aversionIncreased wages for employees who complete the training
Business growth or expansionIncreased retention of existing workforce
Increased profits, quality, or efficiencyIndustry-recognized credential for trainees is highly encouraged