Update (1/10/13): As of January 10, 2013 over 400 applications have been submitted for the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. According to the Ohio Development Services Agency (formerly Ohio Department of Development), many more companies have begun applications. The Ohio Development Services Agency is still encouraging companies to apply for funding.
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has been officially announced, making $20 million available for training opportunities to enhance worker skills.
The ultimate goal of this program is twofold: allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever changing economy.
Applications are now available at www.OhioMeansJobs.com. Funding is made available on a first come, first served basis. The caps on the program funding will be $500,000 per eligible company and/or $4,000 per eligible employee, with a reimbursement rate of up to 50%; all training must begin and be completed between February 4, 2013 and June 30, 2013.
ERC can help with the application!
For more information on the program, help with the application, or to see if your company is eligible to receive funds, please contact Pete Bednar, Director, Technical Training at pbednar@yourERC.com or 440-947-1293.