Helping Employers Train Hoosiers for Next Level Jobs
More than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years. To help Hoosier employers fill these jobs, Indiana established the Employer Training Grant, which reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The Employer Training Grant is available for eligible occupations within six priority sectors. The Grant reimburses employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired, and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer.
Nearly 30,000 Hoosiers have been trained for a better job through the Employer Training Grant. Learn more about the impact of employer training through their stories.
“My employer received a grant for my training. I didn’t have to leave Indiana to advance my career.”Kass Botts, Paid Social Account Manager
Program Eligibility and Requirements
- Employers may qualify for reimbursement of up to $5,000 per employee trained and retained for six months up to $50,000 per employer.
- Employers must submit an application, satisfy eligibility requirements and receive and sign a formal agreement obligating grant funding.
- Employers must offer training in one of the following industry sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- IT & Business Services
- Building & Construction
- Health & Life Sciences
- Transportation & Logistics
For training to be eligible for reimbursement, the training must:
- Be occupational skills training that ties to an in-demand occupation (onboarding training and informal job shadowing does not qualify).
- Be at least 40 hours in length (minimum) resulting in a certificate or credential upon completion.
- Ensure a wage gain at the completion of training for current employees trained to new skill sets; there is no current wage requirement for new hires trained.