Incumbent Worker Training
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) and administered by the Workforce Development Division of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is designed to provide funding assistance to qualifying Alabama for-profit businesses to provide skills training to full- time, permanent company workers. The training must be a business necessity that will enhance companiesí abilities to compete in global economies, expand present markets, and help ensure the permanency (layoff aversion) of businesses in Alabama. For the workers, the training will upgrade present work skills, heighten job security, provide marketable skills, and increase the possibilities for higher wages and promotional opportunities. The Workforce Development Division staff members administer, monitor, and evaluate the training program. They also provide fiscal and subrecipient agreement compliance assistance during the training process.