Maintain a competitive edge by making sure your workforce has the most current industry-recognized skills.

Train and upskill Your Employees

When workers lack necessary industry training and businesses experience skill gaps, the company’s ability to compete, expand and retain workers can be compromised. We help fund training programs to upskill and promote your current workforce so that you can hire new employees to back fill open positions. We call this “Incumbent Worker Training (IWT).”


SCWDC accepts Incumbent Worker Training Applications from organizations conducting business in Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania and/or Yakima county. We allocate training funds every July 1 through June 30.


Training Applications are open and remain competitive until June 30, or until all funding is exhausted. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis (January, April, July and October). Applicants will be notified within 30 days after the end of a quarter. Multiple applications from the same company or consortia of companies will be considered, as long as each application addresses a training need in a different county. Employers can only be awarded once during a procurement cycle (July 1-June 30).


Training dollars flow from the U.S. Department of Labor, consequently we require considerable documentation, some of  which includes the release of personal identifying information (social security number and date of birth). All personal identifying information is kept secure. Failure to provide such information will result in withholding of training funds.


If you are interested in applying for training assistance, please read the SCWDC  Incumbent Worker Training Policy before applying. 

HOW DO You apply?

Only complete Incumbent Worker Training applications will be considered. To apply, please complete the forms below in their entirety and email them to us.

companies who have used this program