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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.

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Incumbent Worker Training Grant

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