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Training For Tomorrow200906

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Incumbent Worker Training Grant

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Training For Tomorrow200906

  1. 1. Training for Tomorrow Incumbent Worker Training Program
  2. 2. Training for Tomorrow <ul><li>Is your company experiencing a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ talent gap”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing employees need skills? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, our workforce area has grant funds available to help area business owners meet tomorrows training challenges today. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Training for Tomorrow <ul><li>This grant is the answer for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market competitiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process efficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profits </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Training for Tomorrow <ul><li>An Illinois priority is to build a highly skilled and globally competitive workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>This customer-driven program is able to effectively retain and keep businesses competitive through upgrade skills training for existing full-time employees. </li></ul><ul><li>The program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business’s training objectives. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are Incumbent Workers? <ul><li>Incumbent workers are individuals who are working, but could improve their level of pay or company status with some additional skills training. </li></ul><ul><li>An individual (or group of individuals) with an employment relationship with a participating employer in a targeted industry </li></ul><ul><li>An individual who is receiving upgraded skills training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve a current position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prepare for a new position </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Targeted Industries <ul><li>Critical Skills shortages </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agri-Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation, Warehousing & Logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality & Retail Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance & Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Industries & Occupations </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Participating Employer <ul><li>Industry focused </li></ul><ul><li>Industry related </li></ul><ul><li>May benefit a single employer </li></ul><ul><li>May benefit a group from similar firms </li></ul>
  8. 8. Skills for Tomorrow’s Workforce <ul><li>Eligible Training includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills upgrades for specific jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job advancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When integrated into specific job training, adult basic education and English as a Second Language may be allowable </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Past Success <ul><li>Americhem, Inc., Elgin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance employees were trained in boiler operations and safety standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional shifts added </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sauber Manufacturing Co., Virgil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineers trained in SolidWorks software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees trained in hydraulics operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees learned industry specific blue-print reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training allowed process improvement and employee advancement opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Past Successes <ul><li>TBC Net, Inc., Sycamore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee earned Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual & corporate growth potential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ATMI Precast, Aurora </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house training provided 26 foremen and 8 supervisors new and increased supervisory tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key individuals given more responsibility – allowing promotion from within. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Past Successes <ul><li>Creative Therapeutics, Sycamore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three projects trained staff on-site and off-site to improve the quality of care provided to recovering cancer patients. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training for new therapies created additional offerings to expand client base. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Miner Enterprises, Geneva </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineers trained to use NUCARS software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed more efficient job performance and company savings by avoiding full-scale testing. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Program Guidelines <ul><li>Companies located in Kane, Kendall or DeKalb counties engaged in targeted industries </li></ul><ul><li>For-profit business in operation at least one year, with at least one employee besides the owner </li></ul><ul><li>Financially viable and current on all tax obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Employer commitment to retain all trained individuals </li></ul>
  13. 13. Program Guidelines <ul><li>Priority will be given to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small to mid-sized businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses able to fill vacancies created by promotions from training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal represents upgrade in employee skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan designed to prevent dislocation of business or employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses have not received previous training awards for the same purpose </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Program Guidelines <ul><li>Reimbursable or Matching costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor wages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition, fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training materials & supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training facility costs (on & off site) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to use firm’s equipment for training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fees for technical or professional certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching costs only include trainees wages and benefit costs during training period. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Company Match The maximum funding award is $15,000 for any one business during a 12-month period of time. The maximum funding award for an employer consortium is $50,000 and requires a special competitive training services solicitation. Number of Employees Company Match % Grant % <50 full-time employees 10% 90% 51-99 full-time employees 25% 75% >100 full-time employees 50% 50%
  16. 16. Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges Today <ul><li>The application may be found at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rivervalleywib.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call: 630-859-9923 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAX: 630-859-9928 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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