Here’s one stone not to leave unturned when trimming that employee training budget.
You may have written off government programs that help companies pay for training as a viable alternative for your organization.
You’re too small to qualify?
It’s not for private companies?
That’s what one New England company thought … until it did a little research.
What it ended up with was serious savings. Here’s how it played out for this company and can do similar for yours.
In this case, someone else actually got the ball rolling. The company was approached by reps from a firm claiming they could secure state funding for its training program.
Never hurts to ask
Too good to be true? Apparently not.
Turns out many states offer funding for a whole range of training programs, not just the basic skill-builders for people trying to get into the workforce.
In fact, companies can get funding to teach employees everything from leadership and computer skills, to highly-specialized technology training.
You can go one of two routes to get the ball rolling:
- Fill out some admittedly extensive application paperwork yourself, or
- Have a vendor that specializes in funding handle it for you (they take a percentage of the funds in exchange for handling the administrative hassles).
Either way you go, your organization stands to save big.
That company that thought it could never qualify for funding? It saved several thousand dollars.