Incumbent Worker Training Assistance

The Santee-Lynches Workforce Development Area (SLWDA) announces the availability of Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) under provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).  Funding is now available.  The purpose of this IWT Program is to assist employers in training currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive. Private Sector South Carolina Employers located in the counties of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter faced with changing skill requirements caused by expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines, and new organizational restructuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy may be eligible for IWT assistance.  Expected priorities are applications which show a significant upgrade in employee skills and or wage increases, significant layoff avoidance strategies, training plans that emphasize occupational skills training and businesses who have not received an IWT agreement during the prior program year (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018).

If interested in receiving IWT funds, click and download the IWT application and guidelines above. Carefully review the guidelines and complete the application.  The deadline for submitting applications is noon on Friday, December 21, 2018. Please mail or hand deliver the original signed IWT application to Mr. Esmonde Levy, Workforce Manager, Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, REFERENCE:  IWT PROGRAM, 2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200, Sumter, SC  29154 no later than noon on Friday, December 21, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Levy at elevy@slcog.org

IWT Application and Guidelines

IWT Modification Form

IWT Cover Sheet Form

IWT Final Report Package

IWT Quarterly Trainee Progress Report

IWT Initial Trainee Information Spreadsheet

Attachment B (Employee Wages Agreement example)


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