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Retraining Program

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Program Description

Eligibility for assistance in the Retraining Program is limited to projects for-profit companies in the following business sectors:

  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Distribution Centers

The Retraining Program provides services and funding to manufacturing companies and distribution centers to assist in training their existing work force. For the purpose of this program, retraining is defined as upgrading the skills of existing employees identified as essential to the production or distribution of a product. Companies participating in the program are typically those which are undergoing an integration of new technology into its production processes, changing product lines in keeping with marketplace demands, or substantially changing service delivery processes requiring an assimilation of new skills and technological capabilities. Companies may utilize the Retraining Program not more than once every three years. In order to qualify for assistance under the Retraining Program, a company must be:

  • Retraining at least 10 full-time employees
  • Making a new capital investment of at least $500,000 associated with the retraining project.
  • Paying a minimum entry-level wage rate of $10.00 per hour. In areas that have unemployment of two times or more the state level, this wage minimum may be waived. Only full-time jobs are eligible for funding.

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Program Forms

Qualifying companies who have met with a Virginia Jobs Investment Program representative can submit the 1 1/2 page application or reimbursement request by mail, fax, or email. Alternatively, option-click (Mac) or right-click (PC) on the following links to download blank application forms and instructions for each of our programs.

Application Forms

Reimbursement Request Forms

Electronic Reimbursement

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