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Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2014

Contact:
Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces May Job Training Grants for Four New Hampshire Companies
Companies Contribute Matching Funds to Help Train 92 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD – As part her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that four New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 92 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total $22,975, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $45,950.

"I am thrilled to announce this latest round of important 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 an important resource that has helped thousands of workers develop skills critical to success in the innovation economy. In order to attract innovative businesses, help existing companies grow, and support the creation of good jobs for New Hampshire's middle class families, we must maintain our commitment to higher education and job training."

  • Design Group Facility Solutions Inc. of Concord received a grant of $1,950 for six employees to receive 3-D Revit training by Microdesk of Manchester.
  • A grant of $11,550 was awarded to Circuit Technology of Merrimack for the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership to train 20 employees in Lean, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen.
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum Inc. of Nashua received a Job Training Fund grant of $6,250 for 49 employees to receive communication training from The Etiquette Academy of New England.
  • NIPRO Consumer Healthcare Inc. of Lancaster received a grant of up to $3,225 to train 17 employees in supervisory skills, communication, leadership, HR, continuous improvement and computer skills at White Mountains Community College.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $7,022,894.14 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,655,895.61 for a total of $16,678,789.75 in new training for 21,209 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.