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BC Government offers to help small business get Training Funding - Up to $5,500 available to employers / Max $1500 per employee. Your Training Fees may be covered. Find out more by reading the following for all the details.

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 Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

 Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development has established a new program initiative, Workplace Training for Innovation Program, through the Strategic Training and Transition Fund.  The program is designed to provide eligible employers with funding for employee training in order to:

  •  Improve productivity
  •  Support the introduction of new technology, machinery/equipment or work processes
  •  Enhance international competitiveness
  •  Introduce innovative training and workplace strategies to increase the long term competiveness of the organization and its workforce.

Both businesses and not-for-profit employers may be eligible to receive funding.   Eligible employers must be:

  • Small organizations (less than 50 employees)
  • In good standing with the BC Corporate Registry
  • In existence for one year or more

In addition, organizations must certify that they would not undertake the training without financial assistance from the Province. Complete eligibility criteria is contained in the application form and program guidelines.

Organizations may apply for funding by submitting a completed application for funding form to Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. at the address listed on the form.  Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted. 

An application is not a guarantee of funding.  Applications will be processed on a first-come/first-served basis, subject to availability of funding.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2011, subject to availability of funding.

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Employers are encouraged to thoroughly investigate their options with respect to their specific employee training requirements. Funding is available on a one-time only basis so ensure the proposed training is the best option for your company  needs and that it supports the evaluation criteria. When considering a training option, some questions that an employer may want to consider are:

1. Will this training meet my needs and the needs of my employees?

2. Does this training represent value for money?

3. Is the training option the best use of this one-time only funding opportunity?

4. Are there other options available that would better address my training needs?

Be cautious and ask questions when faced with training providers who pressure you to act fast or whose new training course price matches the maximum allowable costs under the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program.

It is important to note that the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development has not pre-approved nor endorsed any training courses, programs, or training providers with respect to the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program.

For more information about the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program, please visit

www.aved.gov.bc.ca/workplace_training_program/welcome.htm

 Or call the Program Administrator (Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.) at 1 877 365-5757

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