WorkLink to Offer Incumbent Worker Training Grants – DUE 11/04/15

(Clemson, S.C. – October 16, 2015) – 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 support the SC WorkReady Communities Initiative by at least “recognizing” the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate and pay wages of at least $10.50 per hour. Training cost per individual will also be a consideration and all approved trainings must be completed by June 30, 2015.

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 below under additional information. 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 4, 2015.



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