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Some eLearning development costs can be defrayed by government grants

By March 30th, 2012No Comments

The returns on investment most companies can achieve with eLearning development are significant when all factors are considered. If profits don't arrive because workers are more fully trained after receiving instruction from training software, they certainly will thanks to increased productivity that results from faster training periods.

However, smaller businesses might be worried they can't come up with the initial investment for any kind of eLearning program. To set managers' minds at ease, it may be a good idea to apply for some kind of commercial government assistance. Local commerce agencies are often interested in supporting small businesses, so your company might benefit by reaching out to these entities.

For example, the Rhode Island Governor's Workforce Board recently announced it would be giving away $1.2 million in matching grants for improved workplace training, according to Providence Business News. The intent is to support employee training efforts in the state, and businesses that receive a grant are eligible for up to $10,000 to be put toward instructional technology.

That price is more than enough for most companies to create in-depth and comprehensive custom eLearning development software tailored to their industries. Investigate your state and local agencies to find out what resources are available to help make your workplace training efforts more successful and financially feasible.

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