The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP), established in
1999, is a grant-based benefit for employers to enhance the professional skills
and productivity of existing employees through focused and relevant training. The
benefits of this training are expected to result in new job creation, retention
of existing jobs, and increased wages.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) administers the
IWTP grant program and forms partnerships with employers and training providers
to create and implement customized training programs. Funding for IWTP grants
comes from a social charge assessment on employers that is paid in addition to
Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax contributions. Grant funds are awarded to a
business or industry that operates in Louisiana and incurs a state unemployment
tax liability. All funds must be used for training incumbent workers.
New Horizons Computer Learning Center is an approved primary
training provider and has been managing IWTP grant contracts since June 2002.
As your primary training provider, our Grant Team will guide you through every
phase of the IWTP grant process. New Horizons will build a custom training
program for your employees based on needs assessments conducted by each
department within your organization. Additionally, our Grant Team collects all
required data needed to write and submit the grant on your behalf. Upon grant
approval by the LWC, we continue to work closely with you and other training
providers to monitor training progress to ensure that all grant objectives are
For more information on how New Horizons can help, please
fill out and submit the form to the right.