The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program provides funding for training needed in current businesses due to: expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines and new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy. IWT may also fund training in new businesses if those jobs are ineligible for assistance through ReadySC™. However, there will be a waiting period of 120 days for new or expanding businesses that displaced workers elsewhere in the United States. IWT is funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Applications are open to all South Carolina businesses meeting the guidelines listed below.
Contact: Ms. Johnnie-Lynn Crosby, Regional Director, Business Solutions SC Works Upstate
220 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, 864.764-1983 (TTY: 711),
SOLICITATION FOR INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING GRANTS
SC Works Greater Upstate is now accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grants. IWT grant funds will be available for businesses located in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties.
IWT grants are being issued for employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees. IWT grants provide opportunities for training in programs ranging from computer skills to manufacturing skills specific to industries.
Please only apply for training that begins no sooner than January 15, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed by committees of the Upstate Workforce Board to determine awards to businesses.
Businesses located in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties should refer to www.upstateworkforceboard.org to access the Incumbent Worker Training application and guidelines. Applications may be delivered via email with
original signature or in person to SC Works Cherokee 111-C Tiffany Park Circle Gaffney, SC 29341, SC Works Spartanburg, 220 E Kennedy Street Spartanburg SC 29302, or SC Works Union, 103 W Main Street Union, SC 29379.
ATTN: Ms. Johnnie-Lynn Crosby, Regional Director of Business Solutions. If delivering by postal mail, please send to SC Works Upstate, P. O. Box 3253, Spartanburg, SC 29304, ATTN: Ms. Johnnie-Lynn Crosby, Regional Director of Business Solutions.
Applications will be accepted through March 2021 for training that can be completed by June 30, 2021.
For questions, please contact Ms. Johnnie-Lynn Crosby, SC Works Regional Director of Business Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864.764.1983, TTY 711.
Applications that are incomplete and/or contain an incorrect budget form will be excluded from the review process and deemed ineligible for IWT funds.
All application packets require the following forms: IWT Attachment A - Program Funding Application, Application Checklist, IWT Attachment Q - Initial Trainee Information and IWT Attachment M - Self-Attestation Form
IWT Attachment A - Program Funding Application In past years, there have been errors on the budget sheet regarding the required employer match. You are highly encouraged to contact Ms. Johnnie Lynn Crosby (email@example.com) for assistance with the form prior to submitting your application.
IWT Attachment F - Application Summary Sheet (internal document)
IWT Attachment J- Trainee Progress Report
IWT Attachment N - Quarterly Expenditure Snapshot (internal document)