What is the Workforce Training Fund Program?

The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. In order to qualify, businesses must pay into the Fund. All for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund. If you are a non-profit, click HERE to learn if you qualify. Government agencies are not eligible to apply. While available to businesses of all sizes, the WTFP focuses on small to medium-sized businesses that would not be able invest in improving employee skills without the assistance of the Fund.

There are three programs to which businesses may apply:

Businesses can apply for a grant up to $250,000. Employers, employer organizations, labor organizations, training providers, and a consortia of such entities are encouraged to apply for funds to train current and newly hired workers. Click HERE to visit the WTFP website for more information.

The Express Program provides employers fast, simple access to grant-funded training, helping businesses in Massachusetts respond to emerging needs. Click HERE to visit the WTFP website for more information.

The Small Business Direct Access Program offers seats, free of charge, to eligible businesses. Businesses with 100 or fewer Massachusetts employees that contribute to the Workforce Training Fund are eligible to access free training through the Small Business Direct Access Program. Click HERE to visit the WTFP website for more information.