Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF)

by Norris Law Group on September 2, 2014

Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF)The Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF) was created to reimburse the costs that Idaho-based companies incur to train or retrain employees. In order to be eligible for reimbursement through the WDTF, companies must meet certain criteria, including:

  • selling product(s) or service(s) primarily (more than 50%) outside the region in which the company is located;
  • being a company in the health care industry;
  • offering a starting wage of $12 an hour or more for new positions OR retained positions;
  • providing employer assisted medical benefits to employees; or
  • increasing the current workforce OR retraining existing staff in order to avoid laying people off.

Idaho companies that meet one or more of these criteria may be eligible to apply for reimbursement through the WDTF. These funds are meant to be used for training in “hard skills.” But “soft skills” such as leadership or management may also be included, as long as they are taught in conjunction with hard skills. The program is meant for companies that are either bringing in or retaining at least five positions. One example of eligible training would be the need to train employees on new equipment so that the company can run more efficiently and thus be more competitive in the marketplace.

More information on Idaho’s Workforce Development Training Fund is available on the Idaho Department of Labor’s website, including details on how to apply for reimbursement, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), and names and numbers of the appropriate people to contact at the Idaho Department of Labor.

Attorney Graham Norris and his associates at the Norris Law Group serve the residents of Utah County, UT and throughout Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Contact them today at 801-932-1238 or online for a free consultation.

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