Job Training Programs

The Iowa New Jobs Training Program (also known as the 260E program) reimburses companies for up to 50 percent of new employee wages and benefits during their training.

Administered through Iowa Central Community College, the program is funded by diverting 1.5 percent or 3.0 percent of a new employee’s payroll for up to 10 years—money that would otherwise be withheld for the employee’s state income taxes. The job training funds can be used for things such as training materials, equipment, skill assessments, travel expenses, or contractor services.