An individual who is employed and is determined to be in need of intensive service to obtain or retain employment.
Grant Recipient (Incumbent Worker Training)
A grant recipient (or grantee) for Incumbent Worker Training programs may include:
a) For Formula grant projects funded with local ten percent (10%) transfer authority-- Established grantee of WIA formula funds.
b) For Statewide discretionary grant projects funded with fifteen percent (15%) state discretionary funds--1) Training providers; 2) Employers whose incumbent workers are receiving the training; or 3) Other organizations qualified to receive Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) WIA incumbent worker grants.
a) An individual (or group of individuals) with an employment relationship with a participating employer or group of participating employers in a targeted industry (as cited in the local plan); and b) An individual who is receiving upgraded skills training: 1) to increase his or her skills in an occupation in which the individual is already an incumbent; or 2) to prepare the worker for entry into a new occupation within the targeted workforce (i.e., the workforce of the participating employer or group of employers).
ETA considers a layoff averted when:
a) A worker's job is saved with an existing employer that is at risk of downsizing or closing; or
b) A worker at risk of dislocation transitions to a different job with the same employer or a new job with a different employer and experiences no or minimal unemployment.
The primary customer(s) for incumbent worker training services. This may be a single employer or group of employers and may be locally defined. Such employers must be actively participating in a WIA funded incumbent worker training program. And, such employers must be industry focused. For example, a group of employers may be associated due to supply relationships, such as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and the firms in the OEM’s supply chain. Or, a group of employers may be associated through an industry-related organization.
Skills that directly benefit the workers receiving the training by making them more qualified in their field of employment, and/or provide new skills for new product lines or processes.