For Immediate Release
January 30, 2014
CONCORD - As part of her efforts to ensure that New Hampshire workers are developing the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that three New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 25 workers in skills.
The job training grants total $33,421.49, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $66,842.98.
“I am proud to announce this latest round of job training grants to help prepare workers for good jobs at New Hampshire’s growing businesses,” Governor Hassan said. “New Hampshire’s Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped thousands of New Hampshire workers develop essential skills, and it is critical that we continue to build a workforce pipeline 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.”
The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,637,256.89 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,270,258.36 for a total of $15,907,515.25 in new training for 19,809 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.