Incumbent Worker Training Program

This program is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees, increasing employee productivity, and the growth of the company. Training is customized to fit the needs of the employer.


To be eligible to participate in the program, a business must have operated in Louisiana and contributed to the state's unemployment insurance system for at least three years. In addition, an employer or consortium of employers with similar needs must have at least 15 employees to be trained.

Small employers are encouraged to participate. If you do not have the minimum number of employees, you may still be eligible to participate in this program by combining your employees with employees of two or more other employers who have the same training needs and can meet the requirement of 15 trainees.

Preferential Consideration

Preferential consideration is given to companies that select public training providers, donate equipment and supplies to the program, and participate in the state's Welfare to Work initiative. Louisiana businesses can participate in this program through application and approval by the Louisiana Department of Labor and the Office of the Governor. Applications for customized training must be submitted in conjunction with the training institution / provider selected by the applicant. All disbursements of funds will be made to the training provider.

For additional information, call 318-676-7789.