Category: Workforce Training
Training is an investment in your company's success. Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) coordinates training for companies throughout Jackson county. There are state programs that are administered by the college that can dramatically reduce a companies training costs.
The Iowa New Jobs Training Program is designed to assist businesses that are creating new jobs. New Jobs Training can provide flexible funding to meet the wide variety of training and employee development needs of companies that are expanding operations or locating a new facility in the state. The assistance available ranges from highly specialized educational programs to basic skill training for new positions.
EICCD issues training certificates (bonds) to pay for the project costs. These training certificates are repaid by diverting 1.5 or 3% (based on wage levels) of the increased payroll withholding tax revenues resulting from the creation of the new jobs, so there is no direct training cost to the company. Training can be provided by EICCD, private contractors or company trainers.
Training costs provided by these programs include:
- Skill assessment
- Job-related counseling
- Cost of training services for company, college, or contracted trainer
- Training-related materials, equipment, software and supplies
- Rental of training facilities; training-related travel and meals
- Contracted or professional services
*Contact Jackson County Economic Alliance for more information regarding this incentive, (563) 652-4549.