Incumbent worker training (IWT) under WIOA provides both workers and employers with the opportunity to build and maintain a quality workforce and increase both participants’ and companies’ competitiveness.

It is a type of work-based training and up-skilling designed to ensure that employees of a company can acquire the skills necessary to retain employment and advance within the company, or to acquire the skills necessary to avert a layoff. Incumbent worker training is responsive to the special requirements of an employer or a group of employers in partnership with other entities for the purposes of delivering training to:

  • Help avert potential layoffs of employees, or
  • Increase the skill levels of employees so they can be promoted within the company and create backfill opportunities for the employers.

IWT Desk ReferenceThis resource already has a landing page so we can just cross-link it here and reuse to the descriptive paragraph.  This desk reference provides information on the requirements for providing Incumbent Worker Training under WIOA.

IWT Reporting Desk Reference: This desk reference provides information on the reporting requirements for providing Incumbent Worker Training under WIOA.