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Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2013

Contact:
Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces Eight NH Companies Awarded Job Training Grants
Matching Grants Will Help Train 324 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to support programs that help New Hampshire workers develop the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the economy of the 21st century, Governor Hassan announced today eight companies will receive job training grants to help them train 324 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total more than $148,000. The eight companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to more than $297,000.

"I am proud to announce May's round of critical 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 provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We need to continue developing a highly skilled workforce through job training and higher education in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing ones grow, and create jobs that can support a strong middle class."

  • XMA Corporation of Manchester received a grant of $28,650 for training 24 employees in software, soldering, Six Sigma, accounting skills, customer service, conflict management, performance management, ISO, sales development training, safety and communications skills with Manchester Community College and others as trainers.
  • Green Mountain Communications, Inc., of Pembroke received a grant for up to $18,380 for training 18 employees in Anritsu, ibWave, project management, fiber optic installation and PIM using Primus Electronics and others as trainers.
  • North American Equipment Upfitters, Inc., of Hooksett will use its $49,356 grant and the company's matching funds to train 36 employees in aerial lift and body installation at Manchester Community College. Company C of Concord received a grant of $2,388 and will train 40 workers in management and MS Project training using NHTI and New Horizons as trainers.
  • A grant of up to $32,571 was awarded to Contitech Thermopol, Inc., of Somersworth for training from NHMEP and Great Bay Community College for up to 170 employees in LEAN, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, team involvement, problem solving and supervisory skills.
  • FlexEnergy Energy Systems, Inc., of Portsmouth was awarded a grant of $10,200 for training from NHMEP for 14 employees in ISO 9001:2008 training.
  • Wire Belt Company of American, Inc., of Londonderry received a grant award of $3,500 and will match the grant to train 2 employees in Six Sigma Green Belt using NHMEP as the trainer.
  • Community Crossroads, Inc., of Atkinson will use its $3,675 grant and the company match to provide training for up to 20 employees in Word and Excel training at Nashua Community College.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $5,930,190.89 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,513,042.36 for a total of $14,444,433.25 in new training for 17,643 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.