Nearly 400 New Hampshire workers will receive training in new skills as a result of three job training grants awarded this month, Governor John Lynch announced today.
Since Governor Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund in late 2007, over 10,000 workers from across New Hampshire have received training and enhanced skills through this successful and popular program.
"Our investment in our workers and our companies through the Job Training Fund continues to make New Hampshire a leader in economic recovery. Through the Job Training Fund we are ensuring a skilled and educated workforce is in place, which is helping to keep good jobs and good companies right here in New Hampshire," Governor Lynch said.
Three companies -- HiRel Systems of Dover, Pennichuck Water Works of Merrimack and Lonza Biologics in Portsmouth -- have been awarded the grants, which total nearly $85,000. Each company will match the grant received from the state.
Since the Job Training Fund was re-established, companies from across New Hampshire have received state grants totaling more than $3.7 million. Companies receiving grants have contributed more than $6 million, bringing the total amount invested in new training for workers to over $9.7 million.
For more information about the Job Training Fund, go to www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.