Bridge programs prepare adults with limited academic or limited English skills to enter and succeed in credit-bearing postsecondary education and training leading to careerpath employment in high-demand, middle- and high-skilled occupations. The goal of bridge programs is to sequentially bridge the gap between the initial skills of individuals and what they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and career-path employment.
Class-Size Training Contracts
Class size training contracts are groups of WIA registrants receiving occupational skills training in a demand occupation. Training services include the full range of occupational skills training, adult education and literacy services, and customized training as described in WIA section 134 (d)(4)(D). (The training may be comprised solely of WIA registrants or may be combined with customers of other programs such as TANF, Trade, etc.)
a) that is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer (including a group of employers);
b) that is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of the training; and
c) for which the employer pays for not less than 50 percent of the cost of the training.
Incumbent Worker Training
Incumbent Worker Training involves development with an employer or employer association to upgrade skills training of a particular workforce. Training may occur in the workplace or after work hours.
Occupational Classroom Training
Occupational training is predominantly technical training, which prepares the student for entry into a particular occupation or set of occupations. Expenditures countable for occupational training.
Training by an employer that is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that
a) provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job;
b) provides reimbursement to the employer of up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the participant, for the extraordinary costs of providing the training and additional supervision related to the training; and
c) is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained, taking into account the content of the training, the prior work experience of the participant, and the service strategy of the participant, as appropriate.
All payments made to a training institution or training provider for classroom instruction in academic remediation or short-term pre-vocational services which would normally be classified as an intensive service.
Remedial training is designed to remediate basic skill deficiencies in reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics of high school graduates and persons achieving the equivalency of a high school diploma in order to prepare them to pursue further post-secondary education or employment.
Services such as transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments, that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in activities authorized under this title, consistent with the provisions of this title.
A planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited amount of time. Work experience may be paid or unpaid, as appropriate. A work experience workplace may be in the private for profit sector, the nonprofit sector or the public sector. It provides a person with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform a job, including work habits and behaviors, and which may be combined with classroom or other training.