Chapter 23H, Section 7, Subsection (i) of the General Laws is amended by inserting after the phrase “regional workforce needs of the Commonwealth” the following:-
The board shall ensure that worker-owners of employee-owned businesses, as defined in chapter 23D Section 1, including worker-owned limited liability companies taxed as partnerships as such term is used in such chapter, are eligible for opportunities to learn business ownership and development skills through training programs offered under the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act.
The Training Opportunities Program coordinated by the Department of Unemployment Assistance shall approve competent providers to offer training in business ownership skills to eligible unemployed workers.
Owners of Limited Liability Companies and independent contractors shall be permitted to be eligible for training funds under the On-The-Job program.
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