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b. 1. If the State is Utilizing Work-based Training Models (e.g. On-the- Job Training, Incumbent Worker Training, Transitional Jobs, and Customized Training) as Part of Its Training Strategy and These Strategies Are Not Already Discussed in Other Sections of the Plan, Describe the State’s Strategies for How These Models Ensure High Quality Training for Both the Participant and the Employer.

Current Narrative:

Governor’s set aside funds are utilized to assist in funding a position in the State AFL/CIO office to assist in facilitating a registered apprenticeship program being added to the State’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The State Workforce Development Board will also strongly encourage local workforce development areas to set aside a dedicated sum of local Title I-B funds for Registered Apprenticeship training slots. (see III.a.2.H) Alabama utilizes the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) with WIOA state set aside funds as authorized in section 134(a)(A)(i). The IWTP is designed to provide skills training upgrade to full time, permanent workers. The training must be a business necessity that will enhance companies’ ability to compete in global economies, expand present markets and help ensure the permanency of businesses in the state. For the workers, the training will upgrade present work skills, heighten job security and increase the possibilities of higher wages and promotional opportunities. Local Workforce Development Areas/Boards are also highly encouraged to utilize a portion of their funds for work based training models through on-the-job training, transitional jobs, work experience and customized training.