Governor John Lynch today announced that 10 companies have been awarded Job Training Fund grants in the month of August. The state grants totaled nearly $200,000 with all 10 companies providing matching funds. In all, more than 450 workers will receive training through these grants.
"The Job Training Fund has proven to be one of the most effective programs we have in state government and is working to help our companies succeed and grow. Our skilled and educated workforce is a critical component of the successful strategy that has made New Hampshire a national economic leader," Governor Lynch said. "As Governor, I believe strongly it is important that we continue to invest in our workers and our companies so that we can continue to strengthen our economy for the future."
The 10 companies awarded grants in August are: Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Concord; Daystar Computer Services, Inc. of Newington; Green Mountain Communications, Inc., in Pembroke; Exchange Networks, of Peterborough; Ken-Mar of Salem; HiRel Systems of Dover; Phase 2 Medical Manufacturing of Rochester; C3I, Inc., of Hampton; Dynamic Network Solutions, Inc., of Manchester; and ThermoFisher Scientific of Portsmouth.
Governor Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund in 2007 as part of the state's successful economic strategy. Since then, the state has issued $5 million in grants - with companies contributing over $7.5 million - to help train more than 14,000 New Hampshire workers.
Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.