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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 31, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Announces Four NH Companies Awarded Job Training Grants in July
Matching Grants Will Help Train 47 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - As part of her efforts to support programs that help New Hampshire workers develop the skills needed for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today four companies will receive job training grants to help them train 47 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total $14,585.50. The four companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to $29,171.

"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 helped thousands of workers develop essential skills. We must continue to focus on job training and higher education to support innovative businesses and help ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible."

  • Agility Mfg., Inc. of Dover received a grant of $5,500 for training three employees in ISO 9001:2008 training using NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership as trainer.
  • WS Badger Company of Gilsum received a grant of $3,800 for providing two employees in LEAN Certification training using River Valley Community College as trainer.
  • Axenics of Nashua received a Job Training Fund grant of $1,498 for training six employees in welding and leak rate and measurement training using Manchester Community College and Agilent Technologies as trainers.
  • A grant of $3,787.50 was awarded to Vishay HiRel Systems of Dover for training up to 36 employees in team leadership training using Great Bay Community College as trainer.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,152,639.60 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,735,491.10 for a total of $14,888,130.70 in new training for 18,285 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at