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Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2013

Contact:
Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces Six New Hampshire Companies Awarded Job Training Grants
Matching Grants Will Help Train 226 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to ensure that New Hampshire workers develop the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the economy of the 21st century, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today six companies will receive job training grants totaling $72,242.08.

The six companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training 226 workers in new skills to $144,484.16.

"I am pleased to announce September’s round of critical grants to help prepare workers 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 train thousands of workers in new skills. By focusing on job training and higher education, we can continue developing a highly skilled workforce that will attract innovative businesses, help existing ones grow and create good jobs that can support a strong middle class."

  • UltraSource Inc. of Hollis received a grant of $27,427.57 to train 24 employees in a variety of programs, including PHR training from Southern New Hampshire University; QC5000 Advanced Training for Vision System by Starrett Kinemetric; Process Certification and Detect Recognition by TJ Green; Microsoft SQL training; VM Software Training by Synergy Resources; Intro to AS9100 by SAE International; Lean Six Sigma training by Villanova University; and Saw Maintenance Training from ADT.
  • Amoskeag Beverages of Bow will receive a grant of $27,237.50 for training up to 175 employees in Customer Service Excellence by Snowden Associates.
  • Metal Works of Londonderry will use a Job Training Fund grant of $1,400 for four employees to receive internal auditor training from New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Project.
  • A grant of $3,487.51 was awarded to Summit Engineering LLC of Portsmouth for Microdesk of Nashua to train up to seven employees in Autodesk Revit Structure.
  • Creare Inc. of Hanover will use a $2,851.50 grant for the American Society of Quality in Milwaukee to train up to six employees in AS9100C: Quality Management Systems, a requirement for aviation, space and defense organizations.
  • Lisbon-based New England Wire Technologies Corp. was awarded a grant of $9,838 for ten employees to receive Career Development Training from the University of New Hampshire.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,398,741.68 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,031,743.18 for a total of $15,430,484.86 in new training for 19,230 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.