Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium (CAMWC), serving as the workforce development agency for Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties, is pleased to announce that it has funds available to assist in training current employees. Incumbent Worker dollars can be used for training those particular employees who have an identified “skills gap,” and are at risk of being laid off if these skills are not attained.
Over time, federal scrutiny has become more stringent with regards to the use of these funds. Below is the criteria stipulated in the federal law:
1) Provides job specific retraining related to layoff aversion;
2) Worker’s job is saved with existing employer at risk of downsizing or closing
3) New organizational strategies designed to avert layoffs.
The funding cannot be used to "upgrade skills" or provide training that is normal in the course of employment. In other words, your company must be comfortable saying that this person lacks essential skills to perform the job, and will be laid off if he/she doesn't receive the training. If you would like to further discuss/explore this as an option to retain a current employee, please contact your Business Services Representative.
Gratiot/Isabella: Rod Reid, 989-772-5304, ext. 124…or email@example.com
Ionia/Montcalm: Kathy Jo VanderLaan, 616-754-9315, ext. 3360…or firstname.lastname@example.org
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