When an employer identifies the need to fill a vacant position, they often have a choice of hiring a skilled worker or a worker who needs to have additional training. If the employer is willing to hire an individual who has no prior experience in the vacant position, an on-the-job training contract may be developed with the Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA). Under this agreement, the local program can pay up to fifty percent (50%) of the trainee's wages during the specified training period. The employer must agree to hire the trainee, if he/she successfully completes the training.

IWT Flyer Jan 2019