Lumber River Workforce Development Board has a Business Services Coordinator whose purpose is to provide enhanced business services to businesses in the region. Also, Business Services:
works with businesses to determine workforce and human resources needs
provides targeted services and resources that result in business competitiveness and profitability while contributing to community and economic growth
The IWT Program provides funding to established North Carolina businesses to help assist with educational and skills training for current workers. It is designed to benefit businesses and employees; by enhancing the skills of employees, thereby increasing employee productivity and the potential for company growth.
WORKER TRAINING (IWT) GRANT
On-the-job training, also known as OJT, is conducted by a private for profit, public or private non-profit employer, that occurs while an individual is engaged in productive work, learning the skills and information necessary for full and adequate performance on the job. OJT training is an excellent option for employers that are willing to make a long-term commitment towards employment. OJT is limited in duration based upon the target occupation for which the participant is being trained, the participant's work experience and the service strategy.
OJT can increase a business’ profits by enabling the employer to lower the costs of hiring and training qualified workers.
The employer is reimbursed a percentage of the wages during the pre-agreed training period; include up to 75% reimbursement depending on number of employees.
OJT contracts are prepared and processed by staff at no cost to the employer; paperwork is minimal.
The Business Services Coordinator helps businesses acquire information to support their core functions. This service focuses on information that will provide resolutions to workforce needs.
Labor Market Information
Designed to meet the special requirements of an employer (including a group of employers); Conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of training.