WA State Job Skills Program-Grant Funding for Employee Training Programs

by Corporate Education

$7.5M in grant funding is available right now to offset your company costs for employee training through the Job Skills Program (JSP) matching grant.  The funds are for companies and non-profit organizations who need customized training and development for their new or existing workers and are administered by Clover Park Technical College’s Corporate Education department.  

How does this JSP Program work? Your company works directly with our Corporate Education team to plan your funded training project.  We come out with our industry expert trainers and consultants to plan a scope of work with you at no cost. We consult with you to identify your training needs and craft a training solution. You can also use this funding for your own preferred consultants and existing programming.

We write your application for you!

We apply for the grant on your behalf and funding is released upon approval. The total amount of your trainee payroll paid during training hours is the company “match” and is applied as your contribution to the cost of the training.  Your paid wages need to match the project expenses at 100%.  There will be a small percentage of cash as a match down payment on your JSP grant, depending on your annual revenue.  

Small businesses get a special advantage

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the JSP grant but those with an annual gross revenue under $500K have an exemption to 100% match requirements–you agree to pay your employees their normal wages while in training. 

Huge success for Pierce County businesses 

During last three fiscal years we have secured over $6M in funding for over 40 local companies including: Aero Precision, American Structures, Aquagga, Castohn, Heritage Distilling, MultiCare, Motive Power Marine, Rainier Woodworking, SafeBoats, SeaTac Packaging, Urban Accessories, and many more.

The JSP grant is applicable across many sectors: logistics and distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, social services and non-profits, landscaping and construction, and food production.

What types of training does the JSP fund? Many types of on-site training programs are eligible. Examples include:

  • Lean and Process Improvement—Plant Layout
  • Communication and Team Building
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership, Supervision, and Management Development
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Computer Skills
  • English as a Second Language
  • Shop Math
  • Healthcare Trainings
  • Technical and Industrial Manufacturing Skills
  • OSHA
  • Resilience and Stress Management
  • Forklift
  • Marine Welding and Electrical
  • ERP Systems

Tell us about your specific training needs!

What is the timeline? Grant applications are now open for training programs to start by July 1, 2024.  Applications are due by May 1, 2024.  Organizations will have until June 30, 2025 to complete their training programs and are also eligible for two JSP grants in a 5-year period.

Contact us today to start building your JSP training plan and visit our Funding for Training page for more information about this JSP grant and link to the WA State website and guidelines.

Contact us: 

www.cptc.edu/corporate-educationcorporate.education@cptc.edu | 253-583-8860