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: