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Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Announces Three New Job Training Grants for NH Companies in October
Matching Contributions Will Help Train 114 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - As part of her efforts to help develop a pipeline of skilled workers ready for good jobs in the innovation economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that three new job training grants will be awarded to New Hampshire companies to help them train 114 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total $18,175.50, and the three companies contributed matching funds to bring the total funds for training workers to $36,351.

"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."

  • D.S. Cole Growers Inc. of Loudon will receive a grant of $7,887.50 for the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP) to train 10 employees in Quality Control and LEAN process flow.
  • DeStefano Architects PLLC in Portsmouth will be awarded a grant of $1,300 for training eight employees in REVIT 3D software using Microdesk of Nashua as the trainer.
  • Merrimack’s Nanocomp Technologies Inc. will receive a Job Training Fund grant of $8,988 to train 96 workers in Continuous Improvement, ISO Training and IT Training with NHMEP and New Horizons.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,417,006.61 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,050,008.11 for a total of $15,467,014.72 in new training for 19,344 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at