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Acadiana Workforce Solutions offers businesses in the Acadiana or relocating to Acadiana, a completely integrated talent support solution to help them compete and grow.
Whether your business needs help recruiting specialized talent, hiring new team members, training existing employees, or all three, Acadiana Workforce Solutions can help. Our integrated team of business and economic development professionals can offer expertise, funding and resources – including labor market data – to help businesses succeed.
For decades, Acadiana Workforce Solutions programs have provided businesses with professional services, grant funding and physical resources worth many millions of dollars in total value.
Acadiana Workforce Solutions connects you to multiple solutions. You can take advantage of just one of our programs, or take advantage of all available services for an integrated talent support solution that’s tailored to your company’s specific goals.
Resources and Incentives for Businesses
* The incentives referenced below are subject to change based on the availability of funding. This list is for general reference only and is not to be construed as a legal document.
Incumbent Worker Training Program
The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) creates training partnerships among the Louisiana Workforce Commission, business and industry, and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees, thereby increasing employee productivity and company growth. The program is funded by a portion of Unemployment Insurance tax contributions dedicated solely for customized training and administered by Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Eligible Training Provider Information
Individuals who receive career scholarships from Acadiana Workforce Solutions must select a training provider and program listed on the Eligible Training Provider List. To access the list of providers, please click here
Small Business Employee Training
The 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 after the training has been completed and proper documentation has been submitted to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Registered apprenticeship is a voluntary industry-driven training program. An apprentice-eligible occupation is learned through a structured program of supervised on-the-job training; is clearly identified and commonly accepted throughout the industry; requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience to learn; requires related supplemental instruction; and involves the development of manual, mechanical and technical skills broad enough to be applicable in like occupations in the industry. Apprenticeship program sponsors may qualify as Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training providers and registered apprentices may be eligible for individual training account funds to assist in training costs. In addition, employers who are registered apprenticeship program sponsors are eligible for a tax credit of up to $1,000 per apprentice per year.
Rapid Response is an early intervention service that helps workers affected by major layoffs and plant closings qualify for new jobs. The goal of the program is to transition workers into re-employment as quickly as possible. LWC host orientation sessions that introduce workers to the re-employment, retraining and support services available to them. Workers facing layoff are encouraged to attend scheduled sessions so they’re aware of the full array of no-cost benefits offered to participating employers and employees.