Louisiana Delta Community College can provide a variety of training programs for businesses and industries in Northeast Louisiana through the Louisiana Department of Labor’s Incumbent Worker Training Program. 

Small Business Employee Training (SBET)

The IWTP Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET) is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees through individual, standardized (off-the shelf) training. Employers are reimbursed for tuition and required textbooks and manuals once the training has been completed and proper documentation has been submitted to the Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL). Training costs cannot exceed $3,000 per trainee per state fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Funding is provided through the Workforce Development Training Account, at 2.3% of all IWTP funds available.

Customized Training

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is a partnership among the Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL), business and industry, and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees, thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company. These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise might have been eliminated, and an increase in wages for trained workers. The program is funded by a portion of Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax contributions dedicated solely for customized training.

For more information on Incumbent Worker Training Program, contact Dean Baugh, 318-570-6049, dbaugh@ladelta.edu.