The Midlands Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program provides funding for training needed 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™.  IWT is funded by the Federal Workforce Innovative & Opportunity Act (WIOA).  Applications are open to all South Carolina businesses meeting the guidelines listed below (there will be a waiting period of 120 days for new or expanding businesses that displaced workers elsewhere in the United States).

To qualify for consideration, training must be skills-based. Mandatory industry or safety training is not allowable.

Businesses applying for funding must:

  • Have at least one full-time employee


  • Be current on all state tax obligations

  • Be a private business or private non-profit organization (Training Entities, City, County and State Governments are not eligible to receive IWT Funds)

For all program requirements, please see the IWT Program guidelines form below.

​​To learn more about how IWT can benefit your business, please contact:


Steve Knight

To be added to IWT Funding Notification Distrubtion List, please email sknight@midlandsworkforce.org

IWT Program Guidelines
IWT Funding Application

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.


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