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Missouri Customized Training Program | Print |

I. Purpose

The Missouri Customized Training Program assists Missouri employers with job training programs and funding to help offset training costs for new and existing employees.

Customized Training has three goals:

  • Training and retraining workers to help meet the demands of new technologies and markets;
  • Create new jobs and expand the work force; and
  • Reduce the cost of training employees, increase company profits and improve worker productivity
  • Customized Training Resources:
     Customized Training Program Overview
     Customized Training Manual - FY 2012
     Participant Summary Form

II.  Eligibility Missouri companies providing full-time permanent employment (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for Missouri residents may be eligible for training assistance if one of the following criteria is met:

  • Job Creation - New or expanding companies creating new jobs in the state.

  • Job Retention - Manufacturers retraining existing employees as a result of substantial new capital investments in manufacturing, or companies retraining existing employees as a result of the introduction of new products or services, or to upgrade quality or improve productivity.

  • Other eligibility criteria may be applied, such as type of occupations and wage rates.

III. Application Process

  1. Review Application Process Time Frame
    Application Time Frame

  2. Complete State Application
    State Application Form - FY 2012 

  3. Important Forms:
    Due Dilligence Responsibilities - FY 2012   
    Company Certification - FY 2012   
    Local Tax Clearance Form
    DOR Tax Clearance Form
    DOR Tax Clearance Instructions
    Sample Union Letter

  4. Complete E-Verify Process

    E-Verify Participation
    - Jefferson College will provide individual training on-site with regard to the E-Verify process.
    Step 1 - Employer Enroll in E-Verify
    Step 2 - Register all New Hires for Employment Eligibility
    (Federal Contractors must register all employees)
    Step 3 - Complete E-Verify Certification Form

If you would like an application or have any questions about the application process, you may contact Renee Loesche at 636-481-3112 extension . The Business & Workforce Development Center works closely with employers to develop and submit training proposals. 

IV.  Activities

Classroom Skill Training

  • Skill Training is instruction in a classroom setting, at your place of business, at a local public school or other educational facility.
  • Instructors may be from your staff, vendor trainers or a combination of both.
  • Curriculum is based on your specific training needs.
  • Local Educational Agencies coordinate skill training requests.


  • On-the-Job Training is instruction through hands-on experience and task performance.
  • The length of the training is tied to the skill level required for the job, and the time needed for the trainee to become productive.
  • Fifty percent of eligible trainee wages may be reimbursed during the approved On-the-Job Training period for certain types of occupations in the newly created jobs.
V. Reimbursements
    Training expenses that can be fully or partially reimbursed are:

  • Instructor costs
  • Instructional supplies (textbooks, workbooks, etc.)
  • Curriculum development costs
  • Vendor trainers used in curriculum development or as instructors
  • Trainee vendors (50 percent for approved On-the-Job trainees)
  • All training costs are not reimbursable.  You will be asked to share in the total cost of the training.

VI.  Recruitment and Referral

The Customized Training Program’s network of local agencies may work with your personnel department to refer qualified program applicants.  In all cases, the employer has the final say as to who is hired.





Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 December 2013 )
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