ITAG has Training Grants from the State of Pennsylvania that are going begging.
This money can be applied to training that includes Agile Development. It is significant and can be up to 50% of the cost of a course. Like most programs, there are requirements that have to be met.
ONE OF THESE REQUIREMENTS IS THAT THE TRAINING MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 30th, 2017
I have links to documents that will help with this. These docs came from the coordinator of the ITAG program, Marianne Stack
A short walkthrough of the Application Process is at https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Documents/How%20to%20Apply%20with%20Single%20Application%20Short%20App%20121516.pdf
And to stay on top of other news from ITAG http://itagpa.org/about/join-us-form
As coordinator of this program, Marianne Stack is available to help answer your specific questions. Contact Info mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
F.A.Q. Questions and Answers . . .
Below are the answers I got from questions for myself and for a friend. - John Voris
And a big thank you to Rick Wargo for pointing out this state program to AgilePhilly
I can see why there is urgency, for the June 30 deadline is fast approaching –
And where does the money come from ?
The ITAG Industry Partnership can help your organization maintain a competitive workforce with grant funds to offset partial costs of tech-related training. Funding is provided by the PA Department of Labor & Industry & the Chester County Workforce Development Board.
Easy and simple eligibility: trainees must be employed residents of Pennsylvania and training must occur between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. Several courses have already been approved:
If you or your employees have taken any of the classes listed above please contact us. If you have a tech industry-related class in which you are interested in taking, or have already taken, during this time frame and it is not on the list, please contact us; we may be able to revise the list.
For more information contact Marianne Stack, ITAG Project Manager, email@example.com or 610-321-8222.