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Employer Talent Development Program Information Sessions

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Employers must attend one virtual information session on the Employer Talent Development Program Funds in order to understand the program and to apply. 

More about the program: 

Employer Talent Development Funds are available for local organizations who want to train current employees. Funded by the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and awarded through Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center, the grants are required to be used for training to retain a skilled workforce or avert layoffs.

Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center will award a total of approximately $136,000 in Employer Talent Development Grants to local businesses. Priority is given to in-demand industries, such as information technology and cyber security, manufacturing, health care, hospitality and tourism – and to companies whose training leads to expansion of duties for employees.

Options for training include a variety of work-based, virtual, or classroom training for current employees that will increase the competitiveness of both employees and the business. Employers are able to choose the training that will best meet the needs of their company and their employees. Past examples of training include Six Sigma, value stream mapping, lean manufacturing, AC/DC electricity, multi-industry systems technician (MIST) programming, total productive maintenance (TPM), advanced programmable logic controllers (PLCs), customized ISO, rapid cycle product innovation, electrical schematics, motors and controls, advanced hydraulic, business soft skills training, including focus on communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, strategic planning, resiliency training, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Applications open on Monday, December 6. Applications will be reviewed, and grantees chosen by Monday, January 17, 2022. All training for employees must be completed by Monday, May 31, 2022. For more information or to view the application, visit or email [email protected].

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