| ACADEMICS | Centers & Institutes | Center for Business and Industry
Enhancing the skills of your workforce.
Helping our partners stay competitive.
The Center for Business and Industry at Worcester State University provides quality, customized, flexible workforce training for our business and nonprofit partners. We can deliver training at your site, online, on WSU’s campus, or a combination. We offer both credit and non-credit training. We can customize solutions to fit your unique business needs. We will meet with you to understand your business goals and challenges. When you partner with us, we will work with you closely throughout the implementation of your training plan. We also offer open enrollment programming on campus that is accessible to individuals and businesses.Your partnership with us extends beyond our workforce training sessions. You can rely on us for additional training, and we can provide access to event-sponsorship opportunities and WSU’s student and alumni talent pool to fill open positions or internships at your organization.
The Center for Business and Industry offers training on a variety of topics and skills, including:
The state’s Workforce Training Fund Program is financed entirely by Massachusetts employers not only to encourage them to train current and newly hired employees, but also to provide businesses with the resources to cover training costs. The Center for Business and Industry is committed to our partners’ success. We will:
We can assist with the following WTFP grants:General Program – Training grants of up to $250,000 for companies of any size for customized training; grants available for a variety of topics including leadership and management skills, customer service, and English as a Second Language*Express Program – For companies with up to 100 employees; training grants of up to $3,000 per employee per course and $30,000 per company per calendar year, with awardees eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of the actual cost of training; an off-the-shelf training curriculum*Technical Assistance Grant – Planning grants up to $25,000 to assess training needs*Consortium Grant – Available to multiple partners who are collaborating to address similar training needs*Free information sessions are scheduled throughout the year. *Source: Commonwealth Corporation