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Frequently Asked Questions From Employers About Customized Training Eligibility

  1. If an employer that has not been in business for three years purchased a company that has operated in Louisiana for at least three years, is the employer eligible to participate?
  2. Can an employer that cannot identify 15 trainees to be trained participate in IWTP?
  3. Does the training have to consist of full class size projects of 15 in one occupation?
  4. Can an employer receive IWTP Customized Training and SBET concurrently?
  5. How many employers are needed to make up a consortium?
  6. Why can't an employer who does not contribute to UI taxes participate in the IWTP?
  7. Can an employer with more than one location in the state file more than one application?

  1. If an employer that has not been in business for three years purchased a company that has operated in Louisiana for at least three years, is the employer eligible to participate?

    There is a good possibility that an employer can qualify based on current records combined with their predecessor's. The Chief of Tax for LWC will review UI tax records to determine whether an employer meets the eligibility requirements. Employers interested in determining whether or not they are eligible for IWTP should contact their IWTP Regional Specialist. Refer to the IWTP Regional Contacts (PDF) list.

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  2. Can an employer that cannot identify 15 trainees to be trained participate in IWTP?

    Yes, if a consortium is formed with two or more employers that have similar training needs and can collectively identify 15 trainees. If an employer has less than 15 employees, he/she may be eligible for the IWTP Small Business Employment Training (SBET) Program (PDF).

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  3. Does the training have to consist of full class size projects of 15 in one occupation?

    No, but cost effectiveness should be considered when establishing a training plan.

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  4. Can an employer receive IWTP Customized Training and SBET concurrently?

    No.

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  5. How many employers are needed to make up a consortium?

    Two (2) or more.

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  6. Why can't an employer who does not contribute to UI taxes participate in the IWTP?

    IWTP is funded by a social charge assessed on employers that is paid along with their quarterly UI tax payments, therefore, only those employers who pay UI taxes on a quarterly basis are eligible.

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  7. Can an employer with more than one location in the state file more than one application?

    An employer with multiple operation sites and a single UI tax identification number shall be limited to a single application which may encompass training at the various sites, as long as the amount awarded under the application does not exceed the maximum award amount. When an employer has more than one site and each site maintains a different UI tax identification number, the employer may apply for a separate training award under each tax identification number.

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