The Cavalier County Job Development Authority (CCJDA) has a long list of ways they can assist area businesses and entrepreneurs find success.
By Melissa Anderson
One such program that CCJDA offers to area businesses to increase productivity and profitability is an employee training grant.
The grant program is for businesses in Cavalier County to obtain outside training for employees for job specific skills.
The program allows up to $2,000 for training per business. Every year, $10,000 is set aside for the program which operates on a first come, first serve basis.
Examples of what the grant can be used for include occupation specific training or basic skills for a position. Recently the Langdon Daycare utilized the program to help several employees receive necessary training required by the state.
There are specific items that are not covered by the grant such as travel/conference expenses, individual training/tuition, training not related to the job description or in house training.
In order to be considered for the grant, applicants must be able to show that:
• Training will either provide employees with new skills or upgrade an employees current skill level.
• There is a direct relationship between the training and the trainee’s occupation or craft.
• The business will not use grant funds for training normally provided by the business.
CCJDA encourages area business owners to explore what CCJDA can assist them with. The primary responsibility and goal of the CCJDA is not only to create jobs within the county but to also increase incomes through economic development.
The CCJDA strives to create a climate conducive for development within the whole county. With this particular grant program, CCJDA can help not only businesses better serve their customers but employees be better able to perform their duties.
For more information on the employee training grant, please contact CCJDA Executive Director Shannon Duerr at 701-256-3475.