Business Services > Customized Training

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING
• is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer or employers.
• is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of training.
• includes WIA funding to cover up to 50% of the cost of training.

First Steps
• Determine the skill sets needed by the company for its employees.
• Determine a training facility to provide skill development in the required areas.
• Establish a training contract to meet the needs of the employer and the training provider.

The Contract
• Will include details of the training process—funded at 50% by the Workforce Connection and 50% by the employer.
• Requires the company to provide part-time employment for participants to run concurrently with the training---funded at 50% by the Workforce Connection (OJT) and 50% by the employer.
• Upon successful completion of the training program, participants shall become full-time employees of the company.

Workforce Connection Responsibilities
• Recruit and enroll eligible participants and ensure that participants complete the requirements of the individual WIA programs.
• Forward candidates to the company for interviews.
• May assist with the assessment of potential employees (included, but not limited to, background checks and other testing) at the company’s additional expense.

The Company
• Shall select individuals to be including in the training program, based on interviews and the company’s existing policies.

For more information, call Business Account Manager Robert Jones at the Workforce Connection (815)395-6619