For Immediate Release
March 20, 2013
CONCORD – As part of her effort to support programs that help New Hampshire workers develop the skills needed for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Hassan announced today six new Job Training Fund grants totaling more than $151,000. The grants will be used to train 246 workers in new skills.
The six companies matched the awards, bringing the total funds for training workers to more than $302,000.
"I am proud to announce another round of important grants to help prepare workers for good jobs at New Hampshire's growing businesses," said Governor Hassan. "New Hampshire's job training fund is a critical resource that has provided important 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 and create jobs."
Altronics Manufacturing, of Hudson, will train 15 workers in QSL, sales and customer service after receiving a $3,690 grant and matching it with company funds.
Substructure, Inc., of Portsmouth, received a grant of up to $12,912.74 for training seven employees in Hydrographics, project management, heavy equipment, welding and crane operation using Mosiac, New Horizons and others as trainers.
Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc., of Newfields, received a grant of $20,316.30 and will train 10 workers in Tool&Die, Machinist, Electrical and other courses using Great Bay Community College, UNH and other trainers.
Alene Candles, LLC, of Milford, received a $64,772.50 grant and matched it to train up to 158 employees in computer and systems training, LEAN Six Sigma, leadership, supply chain management and workplace compliance using NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership and others for trainers.
PixelMEDIA, Inc., of Portsmouth, received a $47,163.50 training grant and matched that amount to train up to 55 employees in web development, IT, leadership, marketing, management and other subjects using a variety of trainers.
Associated Grocers of New England, Inc., of Pembroke, will have one employee trained for a CD-L using Lakes Region Community College as a trainer. The grant award was $2,345.
The Job Training Fund has awarded $5,635,284 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,218,136 for a total of $13,853,420 in new training for 16,824 New Hampshire workers.
Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the JTF web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.