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Customized Training

About the Program

Customized Training Program for new and expanding businesses in Washington - Beginning in the summer of 2006, applications will be accepted from businesses expanding in or re-locating to Washington state to participate in the Customized Training Program. Applications must be jointly submitted by businesses that are partnered with a community, technical or private vocational college. The program assists businesses with the up-front costs of customized training for employees (repayable over a 18 month period), and provides a business and occupation (B&O) tax credit for 50 percent of the cost of training while repaying the training allowance. Businesses with fewer then 50 employees will be given preference, and no business can receive more than $500,000 per calendar year. Services available through the Customized Training Program include:

  • Basic education and skills, including English language for non-native speakers
  • Technical skills training
  • Job-related instruction
  • Skills assessment, testing and evaluation for training outcomes
  • Training equipment, materials, facilities and supplies.

For More Information regarding eligibility, contact :

Laura Cailloux (360) 416-7729 laura.cailloux@skagit.edu