What Is Customized Training?
Customized Training is designed to meet the special occupational requirements of an employer or group of employers; is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ or retain an individual on successful completion of the training.
Participants acquire additional skills with new technology, workplace literacy or new procedure. In addition, it allows individual(s) to gain employment opportunities or job advancements, and maintain unsubsidized employment.
How Can My Organization Receive Customized Training Funds?
Employers who request WIA Adult funding for customized training projects must:
- Demonstrate that their workers are not currently earning a self -sufficient wage as determined by the self-sufficient wage intend to retain or promote the employees who undergo training;
- Pay for not less than 50% of the actual training costs. The cost per training participant should not exceed $5,000.00.
- Employed workers who participate in customized training using WIA Adult funding need to be registered into WIA. Career assessments must demonstrate aptitudes, interests, and achievement levels in the selected career field.
- The employer will indicate through the contract that they intend to retain or promote the employees who undergo training.