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Incumbent Worker Training

Upskill Your Employees Using Government Funds with the Incumbent Worker Training Program

When workers lack needed training and businesses experience skill gaps, the company’s ability to compete, expand, and retain workers can be compromised.

Incumbent Worker Training is a type of work-based training and upskilling designed to: 1) allow employers to increase the skill levels of employees so they can be promoted within the company and create backfill opportunities or 2) allow workers to acquire and develop the skills necessary to avert layoff.

Department of Labor funding is available to help employees grow at their jobs while building a stronger workforce—and in turn, upgrading employer success. Your team could be trained and upgraded with training expenses covered.

Potential Outcomes Include:

  • Worker wage increases
  • Backfill skills development
  • Career pathways skills development
  • Job promotions
  • Job changes (lateral, new skills)
  • Layoff aversion

If you’re looking to think creatively and act strategically about your employee retention plan and utilize government funding, complete the form here and a member of our team will reach out with more details.

Talk With An Expert to Upskill Your Workforce

Get Your Organization "IWT Ready"

Not ready to reach out, but want some further details about this program? Join us for our monthly webinar on this topic. We’ll discuss the spirit of the program, best practice tips for your employee upskilling, and steps you can take today to begin upskilling your employees using the government-funded training program.

Our team will cover:

  • Who covers the “cost” of the program?
  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • When can an employee be considered an “Incumbent Worker?
  • What type of courses may be covered by “Incumbent Worker Training”?
  • Are there limits to the cost of training?
  • When and where would the training be delivered?
  • How does a business apply?

This Webinar is hosted on Zoom. Click the button below to register and join us for a session convenient to you.

Incumbent Worker Training

What Our Students Are Saying

I want to thank you and the Career Development Solutions staff for all the work you’ve done to help me advance in my business. The class I took was excellent. The instructor-led course fulfilled everything I thought it would be and more… detailed instruction of Dreamweaver, new techniques, hot tips, and more.
Participating in the Incumbent Worker Training program has allowed our employees to receive the needed training to expand their job skills beyond typical on-the-job training. This also aligns our employees to be more promotable, which is one of our company core values.
Increasing my technical know-how in the IT industry and providing my company with the ability to obtain more government contracts was the driving force behind obtaining my certifications. My training advisor was insightful in working with me to formulate a training solution that was geared toward my specific needs. Ultimately it was because of the attention to detail, the willingness and support from my instructors, and my educational guidance that I chose Career Development Solutions.
As a small company, funding for training can be difficult to set aside, so the Incumbent Worker Training has provided us a way to train and grow our employees. It’s gratifying to watch employees grow, develop, and promote into new roles because of the training they have received.
My CEO really appreciated the time I spent furthering my education at CDS. And they were more than willing to help pay for it, but luckily at the time, you know, CDS was able to help me with paying for that through Veteran Solutions, and that was a godsend. It really did change my life, to be honest with you, knowing how the network worked and what was on my network helped me be a better technician and definitely provided the company with huge value added as an employee.
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