Training Reimbursement Funds Available
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. (SVAM) is again providing a workforce skills training cost reimbursement program to manufacturers in the 17-jurisdiction SVAM footprint. This program is funded through a grant from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. It is an industry-led effort to provide better-trained workers for manufacturers, strengthen the manufacturing workforce, and promote manufacturing careers in the region. The $200,000 grant will pay for workforce skills training to meet the needs of local industry in southwest Virginia. The Grant is split between the two different programs below. Be sure to review the policies for each before applying.
Any manufacturing firm located in the SVAM service area of southwest Virginia may apply for these funds. Use the application forms provided on this page to submit your request for reimbursement. Questions can be directed to Lennie Gail Mitcham, Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, 276.492.2100 or (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for monthly approvals is the first business day of each month. Applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed. Once all required documentation has been received, the Board of Directors of the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing reviews it for approval. Following SVAM approval, the request is forwarded to the Tobacco Commission staff for approval and payment through SVAM to the manufacturer.
Training Reimbursement Funds Available for Welding, Machining, the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification, and the National Career Readiness Certificate
Training may be reimbursed between 25-33% of training costs with documentation of a dollar-for-dollar match. The reimbursable categories under this program are: Welding, Machining, National Career Readiness Credential Platinum Level, and Manufacturing Technician Certification Level 1. Please review all documentation below before submitting for reimbursement. Eligible trainings are those that occur between May 21st, 2016 and June 30, 2018 .
Train-the-Trainer Training Reimbursement Funds Available
Training will be reimbursed at 33% of training costs with documentation of a dollar-for-dollar match. The reimbursable categories under this program are: First Aid/CPR, OSHA, Leadership, and Lean Manufacturing. Please review all documentation below before submitting for reimbursement. Eligible trainings are those that occur between August 25, 2016 and June 30, 2018 .