3 IWTP Program Goals Upgrade job skills through training Increase employee retentionCreate jobs in labor demand occupationsIncrease employee advancement (wages)
4 Employer Eligibility Operating for at least 3 years in Louisiana Contributing to and in full compliance with Unemployment Insurance taxesHave a minimum of 15 employees to be trained-Small Business Training (SBET) for smaller companiesNot sure if you qualify? Just register online to find out!
5 FrameworkThree party contract among employer, training provider and LWCTraining provider administers grantLWC reimburses training provider as training is completedTraining takes place in Louisiana onlyShould not replace existing training, “supplement, not supplant”
6 Eligible Costs Tuition Text and Manuals Equipment, Furniture, and Classroom Fixtures (public providers)CBT SoftwareAudio/Visual MaterialsRaw Materials and Other ConsumablesVendor Training and SeminarsAdministrative Costs
7 Identify Training Needs How can current training be enhanced?What occupations need training?What are the most critical training needs?What is the timeframe for training?Balancing workloads and training schedules?Buy-in at all levels?
8 Selecting a Training Provider Does the training provider have the right instructors equipment, or space?Can the training be delivered on-site, after hours, etc., if necessary?Can the training be delivered in a timely manner?Willing to subcontract out certain training?Staff available for coordination activities (scheduling, reporting, invoicing)?
9 Application Process Register on line at www.laworks.net. Select training provider and supply authorization code.Craft on-line application with provider and “submit”.Submit documentation to local field staff.Field staff reviews application for completeness, accuracy and cost effectiveness.After resolving any questions, field staff recommends approval to Review Team. Review Team reviews applications every month, and makes recommendations based on rating form score to Deputy Director of Louisiana Workforce Commission.Deputy Director gives approval and contract documents drawn up.Approved applications and score information posted on IWTP site each month.
10 Rating IWTP Applications Rating form is online at the IWTP website. Score your own application!Rating Form Values:First Time ApplicantsPublic Training ProvidersJob Orders with LWCEmployer Donations for Public Training ProvidersWorkplace Safety ConsultationsHiring Public Assistance RecipientsHiring Individuals Released from Correctional FacilitiesPercent of Wage IncreaseCreate Additional JobsCost Effectiveness of TrainingTraining on Company TimePartnering with Economic Development AgenciesOther Employer ContributionsEmployees Paid $10/Hour or More after TrainingEmployer ExpansionPerformance on Previous IWTP Contract