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Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 31, 2013

Contact:
Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces Nine New Job Training Fund Grants for NH Companies in December
Matching Contributions Will Help Train 223 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to support programs that help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and knowledge needed for good jobs in the innovation economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that nine companies will receive job training grants totaling $104,631.70.

The nine companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training 223 workers in new skills to $209,263.40.

"I am pleased to announce this latest round of important grants that will help prepare New Hampshire workers for good jobs at growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped thousands of workers develop the skills and innovative thinking necessary for success in the 21st century economy. We must maintain our commitment to job training and higher education in order to ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible to attract innovative businesses, help existing businesses grow, and create jobs that can support a strong middle class."

  • Ridgeview Construction LLC of Deerfield will receive a grant of $8,430.50 to train nine employees in a variety of programs, including managerial and human resource skills and efficient-energy construction skills from four training providers: Cultural Chemistry, NSEA, Skillsoft and the Home Builders Association.
  • Portsmouth-based Next Level Now Inc. will be awarded a grant of up to $4,222 for training four employees in human resources and project management using Cultural Chemistry and Skillsoft.
  • Yankee Thermal Imaging LLC of Rochester will receive a Job Training Fund grant of $17,336.50 for training from Lakes Region Community College, Green Education Services, Everblue, Building Efficiency Resources, Cultural Chemistry, Skillsoft, and Manchester Community College to help nine employees develop a variety of efficient construction skills and human resource management skills. 
  • A grant of $7,627.70 will be awarded to Burndy LLC of Manchester in order to train eight employees in human resource management skills at Manchester Community College.
  • Nashua’s J. Lawrence Hall Co. was recommended for a $3,442.50 grant for the Gould Construction Institute to provide HVAC training for up to six employees.
  • Conductive Compounds Inc. of Hudson will receive a grant of $5,250 for the North Haven Group to train six employees in new software JMP 11.0.
  • Osram Sylvania Specialty Products of Hillsborough will receive a Job Training Fund grant of $42,077.50 for training 167 employees in electrical safety, robotics, vision inspection training, emergency response, database training and other courses using 13 different training providers.
  • Cultural Chemistry LLC of Manchester will be awarded a grant of $2,970.00 for training four employees in payroll and human resource management using four training providers.
  • Cirtronics Corporation of Milford will receive a grant of up to $13,275 for sales training from Sandler Sales Training of Manchester for 10 employees.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,603,835.40 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,236,836.87 for a total of $15,840,672.27 in new training for 19,784 New Hampshire workers.

Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the JTF web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.