Continuing her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Hassan announced today that five companies will receive job training grants to help them train 125 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $72,536.48. The five companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to $145,072.96
"I am proud to announce November's round of job training grants that will help workers develop skills for good jobs at New Hampshire's growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is an important resource that has helped thousands of workers learn essential skills, and it is a critical part of our efforts to continue developing a highly skilled workforce. Through job training and access to affordable higher education, we can develop an even stronger workforce pipeline that attracts innovative businesses, helps existing ones grow, and creates jobs that can support a strong middle class."
Relyco Sales Inc. of Dover will receive a grant of $25,700 for Sandler Sales Training of Manchester to train 17 employees in sales.
Phase 2 Medical Manufacturing of Rochester will be awarded a Job Training Fund grant of $32,636.98 for training 67 employees using six different training providers - Great Bay Community College, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP), Southern New Hampshire University, Eptac, Training Interactive, and Greenlight Consulting -- in a variety of courses.
A grant of $4,425 will be awarded to D.D. Bean & Sons Company of Jaffrey for training up to 20 employees in lean process manufacturing by NHMEP.
Collins Home Innovations Corp. will receive a $5,739.50 grant for Cultural Chemistry and SkillSoft Training to train up to 11 employees in employee management and cultural diversity skills.
NH Auto Dealers Services Inc. will receive a grant of $4,035 for training 10 employees in automotive services at Lakes Region Community College.
The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,471,367.59 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,104,369.09 for a total of $15,575,736.68 in funds used to train 19,351 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.