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Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program Funds will soon be available

We are happy to report that guidance for the 2017 Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has finally been released. You may recall that this past year we were successful in passing HB 429, which for the first time, made the automotive repair industry eligible for funding under this program. Attached are two documents: the guidance document for how to apply for funding, and a press release issued by the Development Services Agency. 

This program reimburses the employer for up to 50% of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after 1) the employer pays the full cost of the training, and 2) the employee successfully completes the training. The maximum amount of funding an employer may qualify for is $75,000. 

Applications will be available online on September 26, 2016. Employers will have three weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their application. The online applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be submitted beginning at 10:00AM on October 14, 2016. Last year the funding was allocated within 14 seconds so you must submit your application immediately at 10:00AM! 

We encourage you to contact DSA with any specific questions:

Shannon Vanderpool at (614) 644-8560 or Shannon.Vanderpool@development.ohio.gov or Jennifer Spohr at (614) 466-4184 or Jennifer.Spohr@development.ohio.gov.

Click HERE for the entire Press Release.

Click HERE for  the guidelines on how to apply.