LEDA hosts workforce training seminar

LAFAYETTE–Hundreds of Acadiana businesses are taking advantage of millions of dollars in workforce training grants, and
funds are available for the 2008-2009 fiscal year starting July 1, 2008. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) will host a workforce training seminar, Training Grants and Funding, to provide information on workforce training resources. The seminar takes place on Tuesday, June 24, at 9 a.m., at the LEDA Resource Center, 211 E. Devalcourt St. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Local training providers will be on hand to provide information on available training courses, and businesses can register for classes and apply for funding on the spot. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees may be able to use the Small Business Employee Training Program that provides up to $3,000 per employee for annual workforce training, including computer training, safety training, and a wide range of other standardized training courses.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides up to $200,000 or more for qualifying businesses to design a 12-month, customized workforce training plan.

Information about other workforce recruitment services available at no charge to businesses and services available to owners of small businesses through the Small and Emerging Business Development Program will also be presented.

Contact Ryan LaGrange at (337)593-1405 or ryanl@lafayette.org for more information or to sign up for the seminar.

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