Continuing her effort to support programs that help New Hampshire workers develop the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Hassan announced today seven new Job Training Fund grants totaling more than $146,000. The grants will be used to train 495 workers in new skills. The seven companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to more than $292,000.
"I am proud to announce the latest round of important grants that will help workers develop skills for good jobs at New Hampshire's growing businesses," said Governor Hassan. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We must continue to focus on job training and higher education to help ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing ones grow and create jobs."
- Sponge-Jet, Inc., of Newington received a grant of $4,312.50 to train four employees in ISO 9001:2008, using NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership as the trainer.
- General Electric of Hooksett received a grant of $68,119 for training 370 employees in communications, teambuilding, and computer and technical training through Manchester Community College, Motoman Robotics, Siemans and Learning Technologies.
- NEMO Equipment, Inc., of Dover will use its $1,395 grant award for one worker in APICS Certification training by Production Services.
- Welch Fluorocarbon, Inc., of Dover will match its $34,500 grant award to train 32 employees in IQMS Enterprise installation and software.
- Willis of NH, Inc., of Portsmouth received a $19,480 grant award for training eight employees in insurance-related courses at Great Bay Community College.
- CHI Engineering Services, Inc., of Portsmouth received a $17,361.85 grant for training 30 workers in computers, technically specific software, safety and project management using Power Analytics, New Horizons and others as trainers.
- SDE, Inc., of Peterborough received a grant of $1,018.50 for training up to 50 employees in critical thinking, collaboration and communications using Tandem Training.
The Job Training Fund has awarded $5,781,471.39 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,364,322.86 for a total of $14,145,794.25 in new training for 17,319 New Hampshire workers.
Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the JTF web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.