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WorkLink offering incumbent worker training grants

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The WorkLink Workforce Development Board is now accepting applications for the Incumbent Worker Training program.  The grants are available for businesses in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

Incumbent Worker Training grants allow employers that have at least one employee and are current on all South Carolina state tax obligations to upgrade the skills of their current workforce through reimbursable training services and expenses, according to a news release.

In addition to the formal program requirements and funding priorities, which are available online and upon request, priority will be given to employers that pay wages of at least $12.32 per hour upon the completion of training; request funding for training which results in an industry recognized credential, and provide training for full time employees that are eligible for benefits. Training cost per individual will also be a consideration and all approved trainings must be completed by Feb. 28, 2018, according to the release.

Complete program guidelines and applications are available by contacting Meredith Durham, WorkLink business services representative, at 864-646-1515 (TTY: 711) or

Applications and guidelines can also be accessed online. Completed applications should be mailed to Meredith Durham, SC Works Clemson Comprehensive Center at East Park, 1376 Tiger Blvd., Suite 102, Clemson, S.C.  29631 or emailed to All applications must be postmarked or received via email by the deadline of May 8, 2017 at 12 p.m.

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