Incumbent Worker Training

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


The purpose of the IWT Program is to assist employers in training currently employed workers to keep businesses and their workforce 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 funding assistance.  IWT funds are limited to skills-based training and require an employer matching contribution to the training project (see guidelines).


IWT Program Funding Applications (also available at should be received by Friday, June 4, 2021, for priority consideration. 


Applications will only be accepted electronically at, or by mail:


Midlands Workforce Development Board

Reference:  IWT 

100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 218

Columbia, SC 29210


Applications must be complete to be considered for funding, including a detailed course description for each training. Please note that any training/costs cannot occur before an official award of funding has been made.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Knight (

IWT Application

& Guidelines