Grants available for Workforce Development Training Programs in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - Several Workforce Development Training Programs exist across the state but, what many businesses aren't aware of, is the number of grants available to them.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program, IWTP, and the Small Business Employee Training, SBET, are two programs that are completely funded by the state. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Acadiana businesses were approved three-million dollars the last fiscal year to train employees while on the job.

South Louisiana Community College’s Corporate College partners with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority to speak to local business owners about training grants available. The panelist also spoke to employees about the type of programs they can join when interested in working in a field they may have little to no experience in. In efforts to increase employee retention and keep employment rates high, the state provides grants each fiscal year for training programs.

Business Development Officer, Carlos Harvins, said it’s time to get the word out.

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