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Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2014

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces Five Companies Awarded Job Training Grants in April
Matching Grants Will Help Train 537 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and critical thinking needed to succeed in jobs in an innovative economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that five New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 537 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total $62,709.50, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $125,419.

“I am proud to announce this newest round of critical 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.”

  • Schleuniger Inc. of Manchester received a grant of up to $17,367.50 for 39 employees to receive training in a variety of skills – including leadership development, customer service, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, Access, search engine optimization, first aid/CPR, wire processing certification, international documentation and import/export compliance – from Manchester Community College, ONLC Training Centers, Certified Staffing Solutions, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Technical Institute and others.
  • A grant of $6,162.50 was awarded to Goss International of Durham for Tandem Training to train 403 employees in communications and customer Service.
  • Vishay HiRel Systems LLC in Dover received a Job Training Fund grant of $1,750 for training one employee in Six Sigma with the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
  • Spaulding Composites Inc. of Rochester received a grant of up to $2,943.50 to train nine employees in supervisory skills and human resources certification at Great Bay Community College and the HR Institute.
  • VF Corp. dba Timberland LLC of Stratham received a training grant of $34,486 for 85 employees to receive training from Great Bay Community College in customer service, cultural diversity, and business acumen.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,999,919.14 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,632,920.61 for a total of $16,632,839.75 in new training for 21,117 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.