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Small Business Employee Training

The Small Business Employee Training (SBET) program provides state funding to companies that are interested in training their employees.

Who can participate in Small Business Employee Training?

  • Employers with 50 or fewer employees
  • Operating in Louisiana for at least 3 years
  • Contributing to and in full compliance with state U.I. tax laws

 

What is needed to apply?

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application. The application must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the course start date.
  2. Print online form and have it signed by an authorized employer representative.
  3. Fax or mail a copy of the signed application form, a copy of the company's W-9, and a copy of the applicant's recent pay check stub to the grants specialist in Baton Rouge.

Upon written approval of application, the employer contacts UL Lafayette Continuing Education to arrange for training to begin.

Reimbursement

As a reminder, the company administers the grant under SBET, and UL Lafayette's Continuing Education instructors determine the schedule and location.

Up to $3,000 per trainee per state fiscal year is available.

To be reimbursed for training, submit:

  • Proof of payment for the class or course
  • Proof of completion from the training provider
  • Proof that wages were paid to participant during training hours OR proof that the participant received a wage increase upon completion of training

Contact Anita Dupre at 337-482-6391 or at anitawd@louisiana.edu for more information.

Need Training?

We are a primary training provider for the Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) and a training provider under the Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET).

Through these programs you can get training for your employees — for free.