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.
It is the desire of the Greater Upstate Workforce Area to fund a minimum of one IWT Training Agreement in each of county of our service area (Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Union).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with the form prior to submitting your application.
IWT Attachment F - Application Summary Sheet (internal document)
IWT Attachment N - Quarterly Expenditure Snapshot (internal document)