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.

To learn more about the Employer Training Grant and how easy it is to apply, watch the recorded webinar. Employer Training Grant materials are also available in Spanish.

“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
    • Agriculture
    • 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.

How to apply

The current allotment of funding for the Employer Training Grant has been awarded. Please continue to visit our website to learn more about the next round of funding and where/when to apply. You can also find other services available to help you find, train and retain employees.

forms

The following forms are necessary for employers participating in the Employer Training Grant: