The Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development has established a new program initiative, Workplace Training for Innovation Program, through the Strategic Training and Transition Fund. The program is designed to provide eligible employers with funding for employee training in order to:
A key aspect of the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program is employer choice. It is important to note that the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development has not pre-approved nor endorsed any courses, programs, or training providers with respect to the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program. There are hundreds of training providers across the province for employers to choose from, including colleges or private training institutions. It is up to employers to thoroughly investigate and select the training option that is best for them.
Both businesses and not-for-profit employers may be eligible to receive funding. Eligible employers must be:
In addition, organizations must certify that they would not undertake the training without financial assistance from the Province. Complete eligibility criteria are contained in the application form and program guidelines.
The maximum funding available per employer is $5,000 and the maximum funding available per employee is $1,500.
Organizations may apply for funding by submitting a completed application for funding form to Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. at the address listed on the form. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
An application is not a guarantee of funding. Applications will be processed on a first-come/first-served basis, subject to availability of funding.
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2011, subject to availability of funding.
[CAWP has had many companies take advantage of this funding and had no problem qualifying]