How would you like to be able to train two employees for the price of one? You may qualify for the State Workforce Training Express Fund, which will reimburse you 50% of your training costs.
How does this program work?
This program is funded by employers' payment to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund - $8.40 per employee per year is collected. The money is placed in a Trust Fund that is given out on a rolling application basis, and at any given time there is between $18-21 million available for distribution back to employers through several different grant programs.
What kinds of grants are there?
There are several categories of grants available to employers: Hiring Incentive Grants, General Program, Consortium Grants and the Express Program. The Society has completed the application process and is participating in the Express Fund, which provides up to 50% reimbursement for the cost of training for qualified employers.
I am a sole practitioner who does not pay into Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for myself, but I have an employee for whom I pay into the UI Fund. Can I still participate?
Yes, you can still qualify for training for you, but you must also make training available to your employee(s) as well.