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Employer Opportunity for IWTP
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PHCCLA is pleased to assist employers with receiving reimbursement for the Apprenticeship Program enrollment fees through the Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training ProgramThe IWTP Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET) is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees through individual, standardized (off-the shelf) training. Employers are reimbursed for tuition and required textbooks and manuals once the training has been completed and proper documentation has been submitted to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).


During the application time (June 1st-15th and December 1st-15th), PHCCLA will submit all apprentice information to the IWTP program and inform employers of all necessary follow-up documents that must submitted on their own.


Important Notes about IWTP
  • An apprentice must be employed with the employer throughout the ENTIRE semester in order to qualify for reimbursement.
  • Requests may only be submitted at the beginning of the semester (during the application timeframe) and claimed at the conclusion of the semester.
  • In order to receive IWPT funds, first time applicants must register your company with the State LAGov Supplier Portal. View vendor setup instructions for assistance with registering your company.  
  • If an apprentice changes employers during a semester, all reimbursements are forfeited and are not transferrable.
  • An employee is only eligible for this program if ALL of the following criteria are met:
  1. Employer must be a Louisiana based business with fifty or fewer employees.
  2. Employer must have been in business in the state for at least three years, contributing and in full compliance with state UI tax laws.
  3. Trainees must be incumbent workers for whom the employer incurs a state UI tax liability.
  4. Employer can not receive IWTP Small Business Employee Training and IWTP customized training concurrently.
  5. The request for training must be in a labor demand occupation(s) (Excel®) as defined for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) purposes, or in a cluster based industry as defined in Vision 2020.

Contact PHCCLA with any questions about this opportunity.

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