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Posted on: January 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Employer Talent Development Program Application Deadline Extended

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The Marshall Fire impacted individuals and businesses in many ways. In support of businesses whose staff were affected by the tragic events, Jefferson County Business & Workforce will extend the application deadline for its Employer Talent Development Program.

Employer Talent Development Program Application
Please note – open these documents in Adobe to edit/save them. Turn in applications by emailing Employer Talent Development Program.

ETDP Application Packet

What is it?
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. 

Who is it for?
Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center will award a total of approximately $200,000 in Employer Talent Development Grants to local businesses and non-profits. Priority is given to in-demand industries, such as information technology and cyber security, manufacturing, health care, and hospitality and tourism – as well as to companies whose training leads to expansion of duties for employees.

Please note only W2 employees of an organization are eligible for training and must reside in Colorado.

How does it work?
Reimbursement funding will be made available to businesses in Jefferson, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties to provide training to upskill current employees. The Employer Talent Development Program (ETDP) is focused on staff training that is work-based, virtual, and/or classroom training that increases the competitiveness of the employee and the employer. Once the training has been completed and validated, Jefferson County Business & Workforce will reimburse the approved costs.

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.

Grant review timeline: 

  • Applications due Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and grantees chosen by Monday, January 17, 2022.
  • All training for employees must be completed by Monday, May 31, 2022.

Why apply?
This program allows participants to acquire new skills allowing them to move to a higher-skilled and higher-paid job within the company, thus permitting the company to hire a job seeker to back-fill the incumbent worker’s pre-training position.

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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