Do you have a new or existing employee with potential? Interested in giving them the opportunity for additional training to better serve a job vacancy in your company?

          Designed to help address the misalignment of skills and needs, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is a funding program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees. With Alberta’s changing economy, new industries booming and others waning, it has become increasingly important to find a way to increase the knowledge and skills of the existing workforce. (Canada-Alberta Job Grant, 2016).

       Training providers must be eligible Alberta third-party training providers with no direct connection to the employer or the employer’s company. Beyond this requirement, it is up to the discretion of the employer to decide the best provider based on any number of criteria such as schedule, location, commitment, reputation, and certification.

      Under the CAJG, employers are only required to cover 1/3 of direct training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee in government contributions (Canada-Alberta Job Grant, 2016).

      It is also required that out of house training be incremental, meaning your employee would still work for you throughout the duration of their training in the capacity you deem best. Your employee is receiving additional training to help serve your company better, applying new training techniques throughout the training process, and still providing you with sweat equity. It’s a win-win.

For a full list of eligibility, you can refer to the CAJG Applicant Guide http://www.albertacanada.com/files/albertacanada/CAJG_Applicant_Guide_June_2016.pdf.

       InnoTech College is excited to offer employers the opportunity to send their employees to us to be fully trained and certified. We’re currently offering a Programming Diploma specializing in SharePoint (LINK opens in SAME TAB) to. We’re the only designated AB post-secondary institutions providing in-class, evening-time, SharePoint training. Most companies, probably yours included, utilize SharePoint. Wouldn’t you like to have an in-house expert that can help you manage it? Contact us today for more info re upcoming class dates and costs.

 

References

Canada-Alberta Job Grant (2016). “Eligibility at a glance,” Government of Alberta. Retrieved from http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/jobgrant-eligibility.aspx?utm_expid=5508031-22.Ozg-059jTlOKE_zV2vzH9Q.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.albertacanada.com%2Fopportunity%2Femployers%2Fjobgrant-application-forms.aspx. Web. July 12, 2016

Canada-Alberta Job Grant (2016). “About the Canada- Alberta Job Grant” Government of Alberta. Retrieved from http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/about-jobgrant.aspx Web. July 12, 2016.

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