Incumbent Worker Training

The Midlands Workforce Development Board (MWDB) is now accepting applications in anticipation of additional Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program funds.  


The purpose of the IWT Program is to assist employers in training currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive.  Private sector South Carolina employers located in Fairfield, Lexington, and Richland counties faced with changing skill requirements caused by new technology, retooling, new product lines, and/or new organizational structuring may be eligible for IWT assistance.  IWT funds are limited to skills-based training and require an employer matching contribution to the training project (see guidelines).  


Interested employers should complete the attached IWT Program Funding Application (also available at and submit an original (ink signed) and five (5) copies by the close of business on January 31, 2020, for priority consideration.  Applications must be completed to be considered for funding.  Please understand that training may not occur until after the grant has been awarded by the review committee.


Midlands Workforce Development Board

Reference:  IWT 

100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 218

Columbia, SC 29210


Applications received beyond this date will be accepted and placed in contingency/waitlist status for consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Knight (

IWT Application

IWT Guidelines

Midlands Workforce Development Board

100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 218

Columbia, SC  29210

803-744-1670  711 (TTY)

An equal opportunity employer/program. 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.​