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Employee training grants available

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Indiana Department of Commerce has training grants available for manufacturers, distribution centers and regional/national Headquarters operations through it Skills Enhancement Fund grant.

If a business is planning to make a capital investment during the next two years, it may qualify for reimbursement of up to half of its workers; training costs over a two-year period. New or replacement equipment, additional land purchase and building addition or renovation is considered as capital investment. Grants can reimburse up to $200,000 to train a business's current employees. Additional assistance may be available if new employees will be added to the payroll.

Indiana Department of Commerce also has grants available that may assist with the cost of building public infrastructure such as roads, water, sewer, drainage facilities, fiber optics or rail spurs if a company is creating new jobs.

Another training grant program, the TECH Fund (Technology Enhancement Certification for Hoosiers), can reimburse a company for training information technology workers. Created to increase the number of Hoosiers with industry-recognized IT credentials, the TECH Fund is helping make Indiana attractive to hi-tech companies by building a pool of qualified workers with verifiable IT qualifications. IDOC may reimburse as much as half of the cost of a company's IT training expenses.

IDOC has a regional office in Terre Haute on the Indiana State University campus. The office serves Clay, Vigo, Putnam, Sullivan, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain and Montgomery counties. For more information about these and other IDOC programs, call 812-237-8800 or visit the www.in.gov/doc

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