Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP)

By reimbursing qualified companies for a significant portion of training costs associated with newly created jobs, the New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) is one of the nation’s most aggressive training incentive packages. Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than 800 companies and 40,000 New Mexico workers have benefited from the program. Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the newly created jobs in that business, and the trainees themselves.

Company Eligibility

  • Financially sound, expanding or relocating companies that manufacture or produce a product in New Mexico
  • Non-retail service companies that export a substantial percentage of services out of state (at least 60 percent of revenues and/or customer base)

Job Eligibility

  • Full-time (minimum of 32 hours per week)
  • Year-round
  • Directly related to the creation of the product or service (one in 10 positions applied for may be outside product/service creation)
  • Full-time employment guaranteed to training graduates

Trainee Eligibility

  • New hires
  • Residents of the state of New Mexico for at least one year at any time prior to employment
  • Trainees must also not have left high school within three months of employment, unless they have graduated or completed a GED.

Reimbursable Training Expenses

  • Custom classroom training at a public educational institution
  • Structured on-the-job training (OJT)
  • A combination of classroom training and OJT
  • A significant portion of trainee wages (50-70 percent) for up to six months
  • Cost of custom classroom training at public educational institution (100 percent)
  • Portion of approved travel expenses (50-65 percent)
  • Expenses are reimbursed after training is complete