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 program requirements, guidelines, and application, please visit https://www.midlandsworkforce.org/iwt
To learn more about how IWT can benefit your business, please contact: