As part of her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that six New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 418 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $114,978.25, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $229,956.50.
"I am excited to announce this latest round of important grants to help New Hampshire workers develop skills for high-quality jobs at growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We must maintain our commitment to higher education and job training in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing companies grow, and support the creation of good jobs for New Hampshire's middle class families."
Associated Grocers of New England Inc. of Pembroke received a grant of up to $6,190 for six employees to receive CDL-A training from Lakes Region Community College and Front Line Management Training from New Hampshire Technical Institute.
A grant of $5,545 was awarded to Manchester Community Health Center for two employees to receive SQL Server Training from Training Camp for Microsoft.
FLIR Commercial Systems of Nashua received a Job Training Fund grant of $15,770 for training 160 employees in communications & customer service with Tandem Training Corporation.
CHI Engineering Services Inc. of Portsmouth received a grant of up to $19,584.50 for eight training providers to train 31 employees in plant design set up, HYSYS, gas operations, shallow foundation design, wonderware system platform, control valves and regulators, pressure relieving systems and emersion exchange.
Airex Corporation of Somersworth received a training grant of $8,205 for 13 employees to receive MRP, Soldering, CNC Machine and programming platform training from four providers.
NH Ball Bearings of Peterborough received a grant of $59,683.75 for providers Tooling U, Driveworks Pro/Solidworks, ASQ, Norton/Saint-Gobain and UNH to train 206 employees in a variety of skills.
The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,902,763.64 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,530,274.61 for a total of $16,433,038.25 in new training for 20,398 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org