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Workforce Development & Training

The Workforce Center can provide assistance to help solve your education and training related challenges. Often, special training programs can be coordinated by Workforce Center staff, and funded through the Workforce Center, to assist eligible individuals to prepare for entry or re-entry into the labor force.

On-the-Job Training

On-the-job training allows the employer to be reimbursed for up to 50 percent of participant's salary as compensation for the extraordinary costs associated with training participants and the costs associated with the lower productivity of the participants while they are completing their training. The training is provided by the employer while participant is engaged in productive work in a job that provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of that job.

Customized Training

Designed to meet the special requirements of an employer or group of employers, this training is conducted with a commitment by the employer(s) to employ the individuals who successfully complete the training. The employer pays not less than 50 percent of the training costs. Customized training may include incumbent worker training.

Local Educational Links

The Workforce Centers can also provide links to local educational institutions for training new or existing employees. Call for a complete list of available programs that can be customized to your specific needs. We can assist with promotion of employer/educational institutional relationships, customer training for an employer or group of employers, On-the-Job Training for targeted new hires, and local/state training grants.

Economic Development

As a partner with local Economic Development organizations the d Workforce Center is perfectly positioned to help you expand your workforce by providing assistance in obtaining training funds. Our partnerships can assist with financing or economic incentives. The Workforce Center provides business support through seminars, roundtables, and individual consultations on best methods to hire, train, retain and motivate your workforce.