Workforce Training Assistance

To take advantage of growth opportunities employers are  being called upon to increase their training efforts in order to cultivate the skills and talent they need to succeed.  As a result access to training dollars and resources have become more sought after.  There are numerous local, regional and state entities offering workforce training assistance.  Some of the more frequently utilized programs include:   

Ohio Training Grant
The Ohio Training Grant servicing function of the Ohio Development Services Agency provides assistance to businesses that have been previously awarded a grant by the State of Ohio. These services include: drafting grant agreements and any subsequent amendments, processing grant payment requests, reviewing annual reports, and providing technical support to existing grantees.

On The Job Training
On The Job Training is a federally funded program that helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment. This is an opportunity for an employer to work with his or her local OhioMeansJobs Center to recruit, pre-screen and hire new employees, and to train them in specific skills. The employer is reimbursed for the costs of training, up to 50 percent of trainees' wages during training period.

Incumbent Workforce Voucher
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program will reimburse employers for up to 50 percent of the eligible employee training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after the employer pays the full cost of the training, and the employee successfully completes the training. The Program is designed to allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever changing economy.


Foreign Labor Certification
This Foreign Labor Certification program helps Ohio employers hire temporary foreign workers for one year if U.S. workers are not able, willing, qualified and available to fill job openings. The H-2A temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. The H-2B temporary non-agricultural program does the same in other fields of work.

Rapid Response
This proactive and flexible program provides layoff aversion services to employers, funds special projects or initiatives, and helps workers affected by mass layoffs transition to reemployment. Employers and employees who are facing a potential or current mass layoff or facility closure are eligible for Rapid Response services.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit program gives eligible Ohio employers a federal tax credit for hiring individuals from nine target groups of disadvantaged job seekers. Depending on the target group and duration of employment, tax credits can be up to $9,600 per eligible employee.

In Need Of A Training Provider?
Wayne County is home to a number of first class institutions capable of meeting the unique training needs and challenges of a wide variety of industries. 


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