7.3.2 Eligible Program Types
Effective date: March 16, 2022
For a training program to be eligible for the Eligible Training Programs List (ETPL), the eligible institution must directly provide1 the program of training services and it must do so through one or more courses/classes or through a structured regimen.2 Programs may be delivered in-person, online, or through a blended approach of in-person and online.3 Successful completion of the program must lead to one or more of the following outcomes:
- a recognized postsecondary credential;
- a secondary school diploma or its equivalent;
- a measurable skill gain toward any of the above.4
Note: Training programs may include non-credentialed training or single courses that fall within a career pathway.5
DWD-DET considers the following types of programs to be ineligible for Wisconsin's ETPL:
- those that are avocational or recreational in nature and not leading to a vocational objective;6
- those that are parochial or denominational in character and/or have a sectarian objective;
- those that are conducted by employers exclusively for their employees;7
- those that are considered on-the-job-training, customized training, incumbent worker training, internships, work experience, or transitional jobs as defined by WIOA;8
- those that are primarily focused on offering career services as addressed in 20 CFR § 678.430;
- those that are designed or tailored for one specific person that are not available for others to take;
- those that constitute the related-instruction component of a youth apprenticeship program;
- those that are offered free of charge.9
DWD-DET may require institutions to provide documentation demonstrating compliance with this section.
- 1 Email from DOL to DWD-DET, 08/19/2020, stating that institutions that serve as a "conduit" connecting participants to training programs offered by other entities are not eligible for the ETPL.
- 2 20 CFR § 680.420; TEGL 08-19 Attachment I, p. I-3
- 3 81 FR 56127; TEGL 08-19 Attachment I, p. I-3
- 4 20 CFR § 680.420; TEGL 08-19 Attachment I, p. I-3
- 5 81 FR 56127
- 6 DWD-DET considers "vocational objective" to mean leading to proficiency in performing tasks and technical functions related to or required by a specific occupational field. This definition aligns with the definition for "occupational skills training" at 20 CFR § 681.540.
- 7 This type of training is contemplated by WIOA as incumbent worker training and should be pursued through that mechanism.
- 8 20 CFR § 680.530 (a)
- 9 The purpose of the ETPL is to identify training providers and their training programs that can receive funding for training through an individual training account. 20 CFR § 680.410 (a).