NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Job Training Incentive Program

New Mexico has one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country. The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly-created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months. The program reimburses 50-75% of employee wages. Custom training at a New Mexico public educational institution may also be reimbursed.

The New Mexico State Legislature created JTIP, formerly known as the Industrial Development Training Program, or “in-plant training,” in 1972. Since then, JTIP has supported the creation of more than 1,600 training projects and the creation of nearly 47,000 jobs.

Who Qualifies

Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the newly-created jobs in that business, and the trainees themselves. Please read through the eligibility guidelines (see Policy and Procedures below) and then fill out the Eligibility Questionnaire to begin the JTIP application process. A member of JTIP staff will contact you to determine your company’s eligibility and discuss the program in detail.

Company Eligibility

Businesses eligible for consideration include:

The company must be financially sound and must be creating new jobs as a result of expansion or relocation to the state of New Mexico.

Businesses in certain industries are not eligible. Some examples are agriculture, construction, extractive industries, gambling, health care and retail.

Job Eligibility

Jobs eligible for funding through JTIP must be:

Trainee Eligibility

To be eligible for funding under JTIP, trainees must:

Reimbursable Training Costs

JTIP funds 3 types of training:

The following are eligible for reimbursement:

Expenses are reimbursed after training is completed.

For more information on JTIP, contact the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Patrick Gannon, JTIP Program Manager
(505) 470.3572 or Patrick.Gannon@state.nm.us