More than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years. To help Hoosier employers fill these jobs, Indiana has created the Employer Training Grant, which reimburses employers who train, hire and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The Employer Training Grant is available to help fill in-demand positions within six priority sectors. The grant will reimburse employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer.
The six job industries are:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- IT & Business Services
- Building & Construction
- Health & Life Sciences
- Transportation & Logistics
For training to be eligible for reimbursement, the training must be occupational skills training that ties to an in-demand occupation (onboarding training and informal job shadowing does not qualify), be at least 40 hours in length (minimum) resulting in a certificate or credential upon completion and ensure a wage gain at the completion of training for current employees trained to new skill sets; there is no current wage requirement for new hires trained.
The grant application can be found at www.nextleveljobs.org.