Governor John Lynch today announced that companies in Littleton and Lebanon will receive Job Training Fund Grants in December. Totaling nearly $30,000, the state grants will be used to train nearly more than 140 New Hampshire workers.
Governor Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund four years ago. Since then, nearly 12,000 workers from across New Hampshire have received training and enhanced skills through this successful and popular program.
"Investing in our workers is a key part of our state's successful economic strategy. The Job Training Fund is ensuring that we have a skilled, educated workforce, which is keeping good jobs right here in New Hampshire and helping to lead us to economic recovery," Governor Lynch said.
The two companies that received grants in December were Olympus Biotech of Lebanon and Yeaton Associates in Littleton. They will provide matches to the grants.
Since the Job Training Fund was re-established, companies from across New Hampshire have received state grants totaling more than $4 million. Companies receiving grants have contributed more than $6 million, bringing the total amount invested in new training for workers to nearly $11 million.
For more information about the Job Training Fund, go to www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.