JTIP Program Manager Patrick Gannon.

For more information, contact JTIP Marketing Coordinator Avelina Borrego at (505) 467-9655.

Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP)

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 50-90% 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:

  1. Custom classroom training at a public educational institution
  2. Structured on-the-job training (OJT)
  3. A combination of classroom training and OJT

The following are eligible for reimbursement:

Additional wage reimbursement may not exceed 15% above the standard rates (50-75%). Companies may combine one of the three conditions above with the additional 5% wage reimbursement for high-wage positions and an additional 5% for JTIP approved employers that utilize business support services through the recognized New Mexico Workforce Connection offices across the state or through other independent human resource support service providers that help small businesses develop successful recruitment strategies to grow and retain their workforce may be eligible for an additional 5% wage reimbursement above the standard rates.

Expenses are reimbursed after training is completed.