Workforce Training

Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP)

The Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) helps keeps Illinois worker’s skills on pace with new technology and business practices, which helps businesses increase productivity, reduce costs, improve quality and boost company competitiveness.

IMA estimates the grant funds will allow them to qualify 150 companies for participation and train an estimated 1,700 new employees and 7,000 existing employees.

An ETIP from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant distributed by IMA can reimburse new or expanding companies for up to 50% of the cost of training.

Trainees must be employed by the company prior to implementation of the training program. Instructors may be plant workers, public educators, private consultants, or others possessing the required expertise.

Grants may be awarded to individual businesses, original equipment manufacturers sponsoring multi-company training for employees of their Illinois supplier companies, and to intermediary organizations operating multi-company training projects.

Class Name: Employer Training Investment
Category: Job Training