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Incumbent Worker Training Grant

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100% reimbursible training monies for companies. Also pays for travel and lodging if over 100 miles away.

100% reimbursible training monies for companies. Also pays for travel and lodging if over 100 miles away.

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  • 1. Incumbent Worker Training Grant
    Illinois workNet Center
    for Kane, Kendall and DeKalb
  • 2. Incumbent Worker Training GrantGoals
    Prevent layoffs and business closures in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties
    Develop a more highly skilled workforce
    Assist local businesses to boost market share and regional competitiveness
  • 3. Incumbent Worker Training GrantEligible Sectors
    Agri-business
    Healthcare
    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    Manufacturing
    Hospitality
    Finance
    Retail
    Insurance
    Information Technology
    Green Industries and Occupations
  • 4. Incumbent Worker Training GrantCompany Specific Qualifiers
    Is located in Kane, Kendall or DeKalb Counties
    Has been in business for at least 1 year
    Has not relocated in the past 120 days
    Is current on all tax obligations
  • 5. Incumbent Worker Training GrantAt-risk Indicators
    Declining sales
    Change in business philosophy
    Adverse market trends
    Strong possibility of a job if worker attains new skills
    Supply chain issues
    Worker does not have in-demand skills
    Other at-risk factors
  • 6. Incumbent Worker Training GrantLimits and Match
    One or more training initiatives totaling up to $15,000.00 per business/per year
    In-kind match of 10%, 25% or 50% required
    In-kind match may be achieved by the salary and benefits of incumbents while actively involved in training
  • 7. Incumbent Worker Training GrantTraining Options
    Skill based training that demonstrates measurable benefits for the employer and the employee
    Employer selected training providers
    Internal training initiatives are allowable
    Whenever possible in-state and community college training providers are preferred
  • 8. Incumbent Worker Training Grant Sample Project
    Small business needs to train a receptionist to be a bookkeeper
    Employer contacts a Business Services Representative together they complete the application
    Application for the grant is approved for $2,000
  • 9. Incumbent Worker Training GrantSample Project
    The business finalizes agreement with their training provider and schedules an accounting course
    Receptionist completes training and earns a certificate
    Business in-kind match is 10% or $200.00
    Wages and benefits of the incumbent equals or exceeds the $200.00 match
    Employer is reimbursed full $2,000.00 paid for training
  • 10. Incumbent Worker Training GrantSuccess Story- HHPC
    Trained two of their employees to be certified in virtual servers
    Employees gained industry recognized certification
    Employer gained new product and service offering
    Area businesses gained affordable access to a scalable server
  • 11. Other Illinois workNet Resources
    Illinois Skills Match
    Pre-screened applicants
    Pre-employment assessments
    Unemployment insurance workshops
    Free CareerBuilder job postings
    Assistance utilizing social media
    Accessing tax credits/incentives
    Labor market data and analysis
    Assistance with export issues
    Business start-up assistance
    Job Fairs
    Assistance writing job descriptions
  • 12. Illinois workNet Contacts
    Kane & Kendall Counties
    Jim Evans
    (630) 906 1435 ext. 40083
    jimevans@kcdee.org
    DeKalb County
    Colleen Aeppli
    (815) 756 4893 ext. 249
    caeppli@firstinstitute.com

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