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    The Delaware Workforce Investment Board (DWIB) is a private/public partnership committed to improving the employability of individuals to meet the current and future needs of Delaware employers.

    A trained workforce can dramatically improve bottom line performance of any organization. A satisfied and motivated employee means higher levels of staff retention and lower cost of turnover and recruitment. Below are training resources that will help companies and individuals with their training needs.

    Blue Collar Training Grant

    The Blue Collar Training funds are available to help Delaware businesses provide customized training programs to upgrade and/or retrain their employees and provide financial assistance to full time employees. Visit the webpage to download the application, timeline and W-9 form and for more information on eligibility, types of training, restrictions, and performance outcomes.
    View Preliminary Instructions

    Blue Collar Training Grant Packet
    Grant Timeline - (download file)
    Application - (download file)
    W9 - http://accounting.delaware.gov

    Governor's Workforce Development Grant
    Delaware Higher Education Commission:

    The Governor's Workforce Development Grant provides yearly grants up to $2,000 to qualified individuals, who are employed part-time to participate in a part-time undergraduate study. If employed full-time, you must work for a small business in Delaware with 100 or fewer employees. Visit the website for qualifications, income limits, full-time employees eligibility and accepting colleges.

    Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults:
    http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/dheo/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/govworking.shtml

    Governor’s Education Grant for Unemployed Workers: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/dheo/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/govunemployed.shtml

    Workforce Investment Board
    http://www.delawareworks.com/wib/index.shtml
    The Delaware Workforce Investment Board (DWIB) is a private/public partnership committed to improving the employability of individuals to meet the current and future needs of Delaware employers.

    State Employees Job Training Program
    http://www.delawarepersonnel.com/training/special/blue/dtccbca.pdf
    Delaware Technical & Community College is offering tuition-free classes to State of Delaware employees, pay grades 1-10, for the Fall & Spring Semesters. These classes are funded by the Blue Collar Jobs Training Act, which is administered by the Office of Management & Budget. All Delaware Tech credit courses are covered by the Blue Collar Tuition Program. All courses can be accessed at www.dtcc.edu.

    Delaware Trainer List
    Trainer list
    Need a trainer? The Delaware Trainers List is a general resource listing of trainers. It is not intended as an endorsement by the Delaware Economic Development Office.

    This list is complied for informational purposes only; DEDO will not promote or recommend trainers. If you are a trainer and would like to be added to the Delaware Trainer List, click here: DEDO.Workforce@State.de.us.

    Soft Skills Career Essentials
    Developed by the State of Delaware Department of Education, Soft Skills Career Essentials is designed to increase productivity, retention and personal responsibility in your workforce. Soft skills are business skills that employees can develop to be at ease and excel in the workplace. All the lessons are customizable for your specific needs. Employees can learn from the modules individually, in teams, and in a training classroom. Preview online and download the modules you want in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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