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The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board has recieved a Consolidated Business Grant (CBG) to provide funding to local employers to assist them in training their current and/or potential employees through programs such as:

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The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides grant funding of up to $25,000 for customized training for existing for-profit and healthcare related not-for-profit businesses that results in layoff aversion. Through this customer-driven program, Tennessee is able to effectively retain and keep businesses competitive through skills upgrades and process improvement training for existing full-time employees.

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When an employer identifies the need to fill a vacant position, they often have a choice of hiring a skilled worker or a worker who needs to have additional training. If the employer is willing to hire an individual who has no prior experience in the vacant position, an On-the-Job Training contract may be developed with the Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA). Under this agreement, the local program can pay up to fifty percent (50%) of the trainee's wages during the specified training period. The employer must agree to hire the trainee, if he/she successfully completes the training. 

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An Apprenticeship is a proven training program that is used as a talent development strategy for recruiting, training and retaining World-Class talent and has been used in industry for decades.  Apprenticeships are a work-based learning model where apprentices have supervised on-the-job training, along with job-related education, all while working full-time and earning a wage that increases during the progression of the program. Apprenticeships are registered and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.  For more detailed information on Apprenticeships, visit our Apprenticeships page

Interested in applying

For more information or general inquiries, please contact the Business Services Representative for your county:

Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties
Maleia Evans,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (731) 325-5836

Crockett, Dyer, Lake, and Obion Counties
Lana Wood,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (731) 882-1162