What is the NCWorks IW Training Grant?
(NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grant)
The NCWorks IW Training Grant is a competitive training grant through which qualifying businesses can address employees’ skill gaps and impact company stability. These skills gaps can be a result of a worker’s changing responsibilities/requirements in her/his job, or for a worker whose job may potentially be eliminated and skill upgrading is needed to accept new responsibilities. The NCWorks IW training would result in increased knowledge, certifications, or value to the company.
The NCWorks IW Training Grant is beneficial to employees who have identified skills gaps where eligible training addresses these gaps, improves employee retention and helps the business stabilize. These employees either:
- Need to upgrade skills and knowledge to retain their current job; or
- Need to gain new skills and knowledge so they qualify for a different job with their employer.
NCWorks IW funds are limited, and are, therefore awarded on a competitive basis. The maximum amount is $10,000 per grant.