Incumbent Worker Training Grants Available

(Clemson, S.C. – October 24, 2016) – The WorkLink Workforce Development Board is now accepting applications for the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program.  IWT grants are available for businesses in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.

Incumbent Worker Training grants allow employers that have at least one employee and are current on all South Carolina state tax obligations to upgrade the skills of their current workforce through reimbursable training services and expenses. In addition to the formal program requirements which are available online and upon request (see below), employers who are awarded training funds must pay wages of at least $12.32 per hour upon the completion of training and training which results in an industry recognized credential is preferred.  Training cost per individual will also be a consideration and all approved training must be completed by July 31, 2017.

Complete program guidelines and applications are available by contacting Patty Manley, WorkLink Business Services Representative, at (864) 646-1515 (TTY: 711) or Applications and guidelines can also be accessed online at Completed applications should be mailed to Patty Manley, SC Works Clemson Comprehensive Center at East Park, 1376 Tiger Blvd., Suite 102, Clemson, SC  29631 or emailed to All applications must be postmarked or received via email by the deadline of November 14, 2016.

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