Would you like help with the cost of Training your employees?
How about if we pay UP TO 90%!!
Niagara County Employment & Training currently has funds available to assist you with
50 - 90% of the training cost of new hires
For existing employees, we could offset up to 50% of the costs associated with upgrading their skill sets
Put Us to Work for You!
For more information please contact Marilyn Behm at 278-8236
On-The-Job Training for your New Hires:
On-the-Job Training (OJT) funds are available to reimburse 50 - 90% of your costs
for training a qualified new hire
We know YOU are the best resource for training new employees and providing your trainee with the most practical learning experience. On-the-Job Training (OJT) helps you defray some of the costs associated with getting that new employee over the “learning curve” as they gain the new skills necessary to be a fully productive member of your team. You retain control over which trainee will be selected, the qualifications, wage rate, and job parameters, as well as what the trainee will learn.
To get started...
Upon receipt of a completed Preliminary Review – Business Application for On-The-Job Training and Responsibility Questionnaire a Business Services team representative from Niagara’s WorkSourceOne partner, Niagara County Employment & Training (NCE&T) will schedule a brief meeting with you to review the extent of training required, current funding levels, and the steps required to implement the funding.
We will meet with the potential trainee and determine if they are eligible for funding and are found to be in need of training services.
A training outline for the OJT is then developed based upon your job requirements and the eligible applicant's existing skill level. The length of the training period is determined jointly by you and NCE&T.
Considerations will include:
- Skill level of the job
- Education, experience, and eligibility of the individual
- Wage rate
- Funding availability
It is expected that, following successful OJT contract completion, your trainee will remain a successful long-term employee of your business.
See the OJT Fact Sheet for more information.
The OJT Process MUST be initiated and a contract signed BEFORE the individual begins work
Customized Training for your Existing Employees:
Customized Training is designed to partially reimburse a business for the additional expenses needed to upgrade the training of existing employees in order to increase employee retention, reduce turnover, and/or increase wages as a result of new skills development.
The Business pays not less than 50% of the total cost of the training for eligible employees. Total cost includes; specific direct training costs for eligible employees, supplies or materials necessary for the training process, plus any costs associated with the development of curriculum or delivery of training. In addition, the wages of eligible employees during training (including FICA but excluding fringes) can be included towards the Business’ 50% match.
The Training itself typically takes the form of on-site or classroom training and must be provided by an outside training provider…it cannot be given by an employee of the business. The Training must involve increasing the in-demand skill sets of the trainees.
To get started...
Upon receipt of a completed Business Application for Customized Training Funds a Business Services team representative from NCE&T will schedule a brief meeting with you to review the extent of training required, current funding levels, and the steps required to implement the funding.
See the Customized Training Fact Sheet for more information
Metrix e-Learning for your employees:
NO COST e-Learning for you or your staff!
Individuals can choose from over 5,000 courses to gain a new skill or upgrade existing skills in areas such as business, communications, healthcare, IT Microsoft, and more.
Browse the Metrix e-Learning course catalog
See our Metrix Fact Sheet and Pre-Registration Form to learn more and get started today!
SUNY Workforce Training Grant through Niagara County Community College
Funding may be available through Niagara’s WorkSourceOne partner, Niagara County Community College (NCCC), and the State University of New York (SUNY) Workforce Training Grant to assist local businesses with upgrading the skills of their existing employees thereby helping the business to be more effective and competitive.
The grant pays 80-90% of the training costs with the business picking up the remaining 10-20%. (There is also an in-kind match that requires participating businesses to provide the hourly wage for all training participants.)
Training can be done at one of the NCCC facilities or at your location. Businesses can partner with several other businesses as a consortium or you can choose to receive training for only your employees.
Examples of possible areas of training may include MOUS Certification, Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma, CNC Operations, and IPC-A-610 Training & Certification.
For more information contact:
Niagara County Community College