State Money Available for Employee Training

Washington State Makes Money Available for Employee Training

Coming out of the great recession, many Washington businesses need help in training newly hired or incumbent workers with new skills and practices. Washington's thirty-four community & technical colleges or private career and technical colleges can help your business get the employee training it needs to be competitive. Programs are available to help you cover the costs of employee training when you partner with a community/ technical college or private career or technical college. There are currently two programs available to assist your business and your employees.

Tax Credit and Deferred Payment


Customized Training Program (CTP) Engage in customized training with a college, add new jobs in Washington, and get a state Business & Occupation (B&O) tax credit equal to 50% of the training cost as you repay the cost of training. Your business is eligible for the Customized Training Program if it is A Washington State B & O taxpayer that is - Providing employment opportunities in Washington - Able to contract with community/ technical college or private career or technical college for - Short-term, customized skill training.  For full details go to the Customized Training Program website. Also, use WorkforceCollege.com to locate the community or technical college closest to you and discuss your needs and eligibility directly with a workforce development staff person or contact Mike Hudson, AWB Institute mikeh@awb.org for more information.

Grant Money

Job Skills Program (JSP) Apply with a community or technical college for grant-funded training to help your business remain competitive. Funds are awarded through a competitive application process. JSP dollars pay half the cost of the training project and the business provides cash or in-kind match to cover the other half.   Your business is eligible to apply for the Job Skills Program if:  You are a Washington employer  - Your business is in need of assistance for employee training for the purpose of remaining competitive in the marketplace  - Your employees need skill training to ensure or improve their employability  - You can provide dollar-for-dollar match of all grant funds  - You can engage in short term customized skill training with a community/ technical college or private career or technical college. Click here for full details on the Job Skills Program. Use WorkforceCollege.com to locate the community or technical college closest to you and discuss your needs and eligibility directly with a workforce development staff person or contact Mike Hudson, AWB Institute mikeh@awb.org


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