Workforce Training Money Available

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

Online Applications available beginning September 26, 2016

Online Applications accepted beginning October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

category-badge-WORKFORCEThe Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has made two substantial changes to the program in FY’17 that may affect eligibility.

  • Companies that received assistance in FY’15 (based upon FEIN) who utilized 33% or less of their award amount will not be eligible for assistance in FY’17
  • An Applicant, including its Affiliated Entities, may only submit one application. The Applicant and Affiliated Entities will be responsible for selecting the entity that will apply and manage the project.

Other changes include:

  • FY’17 (Round 5) awards will reimburse training that begins and is completed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  • Each eligible applicant will be eligible for up to $75,000 in assistance.
  • The following types of training will no longer be eligible training categories: ICD-10, HR certification, seminars/workshops/webinars, and Microsoft Office courses (this includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Access, and Publisher).
  • Eligible training for Corporate Headquarter will be for the corporate headquarters staff only (employees that support the operation by providing information technology, human resource, or accounting services).

Only one user at a time may be logged in with a username/password. Should a second user log into the application with the same username/password, the first user will automatically be logged out.

Businesses can begin the online process on September 26, 2016 and will have three weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their application. The online applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 14, 2016.

For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program visit

For additional assistance, contact Shannon Vanderpool at (614) 644-8560 or or Jennifer Spohr at (614) 466-4184 or

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Jill Jones

Marketing Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
Jill is a formally trained graphic and web designer and writer who has been employed as such for more than 18 years. Her experience includes long-term employment with a Columbus-based technology consulting firm that worked closely for years with the State and Federal government, and the Human Resources & Engagement Department of Honda North America. She manages both of PolymerOhio's websites, their social media, blog writing and editing of guest posts, and marketing materials.
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