WPR News
9:56 am
Mon August 2, 2004

Workforce Training Program Adds New Rules

Cheyenne, WY – Last year, some businesses that wanted money from Wyoming to help train employees could not get it. That's because the Workforce Development Training Fund ran out of money in November. Now there is cash available, but businesses seeking the money will have to meet some new requirements. Fund administrators Glenna Campagnaro says those rules were put in place to save money and improve the program. She says they better spell out what kinds of traning activities can be funded. Business now will have to pay a portion of the training cost as well as ensure the training is tied to the occupation of the employee. The new rules also have some provisions to try to create new jobs.