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Funding Assistance

Existing Industry Training Program

The Existing Industry Training Program is a partnership with the Workforce Development Councils of Alabama designed to provide assistance to Alabama employers for expenses associated with skills upgrade training of their full-time, permanent company employees. There are two methods in which training may be requested, the standard method and the open enrollment scholarship method. All applicants must provide evidence of leveraged funds. Each business location applying must show matching dollar-for-dollar leveraged/contributions for the funds requested. Requirements must be applied.

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Incumbent Worker Training Program

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is designed to grant funding assistance to qualifying Alabama for-profit businesses to provide skills training to full-time, permanent, company employees, who have been employed at the company for a minimum of six months.

The training should provide new or upgraded work skills, supply marketable expertise, and increase the workers’ potential for increased wages. The training must also support job retention and encourage career development to strengthen and grow the economic self-sufficiency of the employed workers, especially those most vulnerable to job losses. Funding may not be used to pay trainees’ wages.

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