Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) provides resources for businesses to train currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive. IWT funds training needed in current businesses due to expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines and new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy. IWT may also fund training in new businesses if those jobs are ineligible for assistance through readySC™. However, there will be a waiting period of 120 days for new or expanding businesses that displaced workers elsewhere in the United States.

Businesses that have at least one full-time employee and are current on all state tax obligations can receive reimbursements for training expenses ranging from basic academic skills to company-specific skills and industry certifications.

WorkLink solicits applications annually. To learn more about the IWT Program or to inquire if WorkLink is currently accepting IWT Applications, contact Jennifer Campbell at

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