Customized Training

Designed to meet the specific requirements of an employer or group of employers with the commitment to hire an individual or group of individuals upon successful completion of the training. 50% – 90% matching of the employer’s contribution for training and employer designed.

How it works

The employer identifies what training is needed to prepare potentials employees to enter their workplace. Staff from the American Job Center can help in the development of curriculum. Once a training plan is created, the workforce board must review the request.

The goal is to strengthen our community by supporting/creating self-sufficient jobs.

Training may relate to an introduction of new technologies, introduction to new production or service procedures, upgrading to new jobs that require additional skills, workplace literacy; or other appropriate purposes identified by the Board.

Eligibility 

Customized training may be provided for an employer or group of employers to train potential employees that are not earning a self-sufficient wage or wages comparable to or higher than wages from previous employment.

For an employer to receive funding, the individuals receiving training must be:

Matching

Employers are required to pay a portion of the training. This may be done through both cash payments and fairly evaluated in-kind contributions. The employer contribution may include the wages the employer pays to the trainee while the worker is attending training.

Contract

If the request for funding is approved by the workforce board a contract will be developed outlining what training will be provided and how cost will be shared.

Get Started

Email the Customized/Incumbent Worker Funding Request Form and your company’s training plan to dwren@lincoln.ne.gov.

Incumbent Worker Training

Designed to ensure that employees of a company can acquire the skills necessary to retain employment and advance within the company, or to acquire the skills necessary to avert a layoff. 50% – 90% matching of the employer’s contribution for training and employer designed.

How it works 

The employer identifies what training is needed to avert a layoff and/or to upskill their current workforce. Staff from the American Job Center can help in the development of curriculum. Once a training plan is created, the workforce board must review the request.

The goal is to strengthen our community by averting layoffs, upskilling our current workforce, and making our employers more competitive.

Eligibility 

Incumbent Worker Training is generally provided to private sector employers; however, there may be instances where non-profit and local government entities may be the recipients of funding. Services must be conducted with a commitment by the employer to retain or avert the layoffs of the workers trained.

The following factors will be considered by the workforce board when reviewing requests:

For an employer to receive funding, the individuals receiving training must be:

Employee do not need to meet the eligibility requirements of the Adult or Dislocated Worker Program.  

Matching 

Employers are required to pay a portion of the training. This may be done through both cash payments and fairly evaluated in-kind contributions. The employer contribution may include the wages the employer pays to the incumbent worker trainee while the worker is attending training.

Contract 

If the request for funding is approved by the workforce board a contract will be developed outlining what training will be provided and how cost will be shared.

Get Started

Email the Customized/Incumbent Worker Funding Request Form and your company’s training plan to dwren@lincoln.ne.gov.

Registered Apprenticeships

Build a workforce through partnering or sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship.

Registered Apprenticeship is a talent development model that combines actual work experience with classroom related instruction and produces a worker skilled in the occupation.  There is a written agreement between the apprentice and the employer, which acknowledges their dual commitment to the training process.

Sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship program develops employees to contribute to your bottom line. Classroom training, on-the-job training, Incumbent Worker Training, and Customized Training funds may all be used to support Registered Apprenticeship programs.

NDOL Apprenticeship Page:

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