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 46,000 jobs for New Mexicans in nearly 1,500 businesses across the state.
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.
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.
Jobs eligible for funding through JTIP must be:
To be eligible for funding under JTIP, trainees must:
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 Marketing Coordinator
Sara Gutiérrez, JTIP Program Manager
Joseph M. Montoya Building
Bid Room (Lobby)
1100 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
For additional information, including a meeting agenda, please contact Sara Gutierrez at 505.827.0249. If you are disabled and require assistance, auxiliary aids and services, and/or alternate formats in order to further your participation, please contact 505.827.0300.