Employer Talent Development Program

**Jefferson County Business & Workforce ETDP Applications are now CLOSED**

Photo of man on a laptop with the words skill, knowledge, ability, and training highlightedWhat is it?

Employer Talent Development Program grant funds are available for local businesses & non-profit organizations in Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties. Funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and awarded through Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center, these grants are intended to enable organizations to provide training to avert potential layoffs or upskill current staff to help them advance in their careers. Approximately $300,000 in Employer Talent Development Grants funds will be available to support this initiative. 

Why Apply?

The Employer Talent Development Program allows current employees of participating employers to acquire new skills enabling them to move into higher-skilled and higher-paid positions within a company. This can create additional opportunities for a company to back-fill participating employees pre-training positions. This grant opportunity can also be a powerful tool to help an employer avert layoffs by connecting at risk employees with training that enables them to move into growing opportunities within an organization. 

How does it work?

The Employer Talent Development Program (ETDP) is focused on staff training that increases the competitiveness of the employee and the employer. Employers are able to choose the training that will best meet the needs of their company and employees. Once the training has been completed and validated, Jefferson County Business & Workforce will reimburse the approved costs.

Employer reimbursement rate for approved training costs: 

  • 90% of the cost for a company with 50 or fewer employees 
  • 75% of the cost for a company with 51-100 employees 
  • 50% of the cost for a company with more than 100 employees

Past examples of training 

Introduction to Project Management

Data Analytics for Decision Making

Digital Marketing

Fiber Optic Cable Installation

Software Training

Trauma Informed Care

Six Sigma

Lean Manufacturing

Virtual Information Sessions for Employers:

The Virtual Information Sessions have already happened.

When does it close?

Applications are now closed.

If you have questions about the Employer Talent Development Program or the application process, please schedule a time to meet. Staff are available to assist with ETDP questions.  Please contact us to schedule a time to meet virtually or in person to discuss your ETDP application.

Contact us at [email protected] 

Equal Opportunity

The Business & Workforce Center, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, serves Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, and is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This program is funded by U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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