Alabama

Ed Castile | Deputy Secretary
AIDT
1 Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116
Telephone: (334) 280-4411
Fax: (334) 613-3287
[email protected]
www.aidt.edu

AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State. AIDT was established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and to expand existing industries.  In addition to training,  AIDT offers services including trainee recruitment and screening, safety assistance, industrial maintenance assessments and continuous improvement/process improvement assessments.

 

Alaska

None

Arizona

None

Arkansas

Steve Sparks | Director, Existing Business Resources
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
900 West Capitol St.  Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 682-1350
FAX: (501) 682-7499
[email protected]

Arkansas Economic Development Commission is the State’s leading economic development agency. Structure of the organization contains 6 outreach divisions; 1) Business Development, 2) Existing Business Resources, 3) Community Development, 4) Small and Minority Business, 5) Films, and Finance. The Existing Business Resource Division is responsible for all of the industrial training funded by the State. This includes incentives for new business locating to the State, existing business expansion needs as well as incumbent worker training that is necessary to keep the State’s workforce current with technology improvements / requirements that companies are employing. The Existing Business Resource Division employs a Sector Strategy approach to assist existing companies and to identify common needs within each sector as well as across sectors.

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Colorado

Kendra Rodriguez | Program Director, Colorado First
Colorado Community College System
9101 East Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230
Telephone: (720) 858-2203
[email protected]

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) comprises the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 159,000 students annually. The CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions. Colorado’s customized job training program, Colorado First & Existing Industry Grants (CFEI) is accomplished within CCCS and partners with the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. Development of the Colorado workforce is critical to industry expansion and success. Through competitive training grants the CFEI program works with companies to assist in up-skill training both new employees as well as incumbent workers to remain competitive in today’s fast-changing business climate.

Connecticut

None

Delaware

None

District of Columbia

None

Florida

None

Georgia

None

Hawaii

None

Idaho

None

Illinois

None

Indiana

None

Iowa

None

Kansas

None

Kentucky

Dr. Erin Tipton | Director of Technical Programs
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Telephone: (859) 256-3100
[email protected]

Louisiana

Paul Helton | Executive Director
LED FastStart
627 North 4th Street, Suite 2-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 313-5593
Fax: (225) 342-5706
[email protected]
https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/faststart

Recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency, LED FastStart® is the nation’s best state workforce training program, according to Business Facilities magazine.

LED FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies — all at no cost. Based on a company’s immediate and long-term workforce needs, the LED FastStart team crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond.

Mario Vaccari | Director of Project Operations
LED FastStart
627 North 4 th St., Suite 2-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 308-1179
Fax: (225) 342-5706
[email protected]
https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/faststart

Maine

None

Maryland

None

Massachusetts

None

Michigan

None

Minnesota

None

Mississippi

Dexter Holloway | Executive Director, Workforce & Economic Development
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Telephone: (601) 432-6351
Fax: (601) 432-6365
[email protected]
http://www.mccb.edu/wkfedu/wkdefault.aspx

Missouri

Kristie Davis | Director, Pathways to Prosperity
Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
421 East Dunklin Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 526-8254
Email: [email protected]

Jackie Gerkin | Program Coordinator
Missouri One Start
301 West High St.
P.O. Box 40
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 526-0934
[email protected]

Montana

None

Nebraska

None

Nevada

None

New Hampshire

None

New Jersey

None

New Mexico

Sara Gutierrez | Program Manager, Job Training Incentive Program
State of New Mexico
PO Box 20003
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5003
Telephone: (505) 827-0249
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://gonm.biz

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) is managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. JTIP reimburses qualified companies a portion of the costs associated with training new employees in newly-created jobs.

Patrick Gannon | Marketing Coordinator, Job Training Incentive Program
New Mexico Economic Development Department
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4147
Telephone: (505) 470-3572
[email protected]
Website: https://gonm.biz

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) is managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. JTIP reimburses qualified companies a portion of the costs associated with training new employees in newly-created jobs.

New York

None

North Carolina

None

North Dakota

None

Ohio

Kristina Clouse | Executive Director of Operations
JobsOhio
Telephone: (614) 300-1361
[email protected]

Oklahoma

None

Oregon

None

Pennsylvania

Thomas Venditti | Executive Director
Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA)
4807 Jonestown Road, Suite 246
Harrisburg, PA 17109-1744
Telephone: (717) 920-6660
Fax: (717) 232-3781
Email: [email protected]
www.wednetpa.com

The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs. WEDnetPA is an alliance of educational providers across Pennsylvania including State System universities, community colleges and other educational providers that acts as a delivery mechanism for workforce training grants. These WEDnetPA partners serve as the points of contact for businesses accessing state training funds. Qualified in-state businesses and out-of-state companies relocating to the economic-friendly business climate of Pennsylvania can access funding for a wide range of Essential Skill and Advanced Technology training needs.

Rhode Island

None

South Carolina

Susan Heath | Program Director
South Carolina Technical College System
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (864) 941-6488
[email protected]
http://www.readysc.org/

The Division of Economic Development is part of the SC Technical College System. The Division is comprised of readySC whose mission is to assist companies that are locating to SC or are expanding their operations to recruit and train their workforces, Apprenticeship Carolina that assists companies in designing and implementing DOL registered apprenticeship programs, and Enterprise Zone Retraining incentives that assist existing companies in re-training employees to remain competitive.

Brad Neese | Vice President, Division of Economic Development
South Carolina Technical College System
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 917-6106
FAX: (803) 896-5281
[email protected]

South Dakota

None

Tennessee

None

Texas

Dale Robertson | Director
Texas Workforce Commission
101 East 15th St. Rm. 154
Austin, TX 78778-0001
Telephone: (512) 936-0406
[email protected]

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here. The Skills Development fund is Texas premier job-training program. Skills Development provides grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses who want to train new workers or upgrade the skills of their existing workforce.

Utah

None

Vermont

None

Virginia

Tim Stuller | Vice President, Workforce Development
Virginia Economic Development Association
901 East Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: (804) 971-7447
[email protected]
www.yesvirginia.org

Debbie Melvin | VEDA Secretary
Virginia Economic Development Association
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 921-0002
[email protected]
www.yesvirginia.org

Mike Grundmann | Senior Vice President, Workforce Solutions
Virginia Economic Development Association
901 East Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 545-5782
[email protected]

 

Washington

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West Virginia

Jeffery Huffman | Manager, Workforce and Industry Training
West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd, East Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2234
[email protected]

B. David Rogers | Senior Manager, Workforce and Industry Training
West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd, East Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2234
[email protected]

James Linsenmeyer | Manager, Business and Industry Development
West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd, East Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2234
[email protected]

Morganne Tenney | Manager, Business and Industry Development
West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Blvd, East Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2234
[email protected]

 

Wisconsin

None

Wyoming

None