The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has $73,000 in grants to award to companies who want to train their current employees.
The money must be used to provide training to employees to retain a skilled workforce or avert the need for layoffs. Preference is given to in-demand industries, such as information technology, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and cybersecurity, and to employers whose training leads to pay increases and/or expansion of duties for employees.
“Any business within the area can apply for these funds, as long as they have a legal presence and meet all those requirements,” Jennifer Pierceall Herman from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center said. “It can be a small business. It can be a large company. There is no restrictions on that.”
The deadline for employers to apply is March 1. Applications will be reviewed and grantees will be chosen by March 15. Training must be completed by June 30.