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Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 31, 2014

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan Announces Eight Companies Awarded Job Training Grants in July
Matching Grants Will Help Train 207 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD – As part of 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 eight New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 207 workers in new skills.

The job training grants total $106,811.50, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $213,623.

“I am excited to announce this latest round of important grants to help prepare workers for good jobs at New Hampshire’s growing businesses,” said Governor Hassan. “New Hampshire’s Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has provided essential skills to thousands of workers. In order to support the business community’s efforts to create good jobs and keep New Hampshire’s economy moving forward, we must continue to focus on strengthening our workforce pipeline through job training and higher education.”

  • The NH Auto Dealers Association of Concord received a grant of up to $69,970 for 50 employees to receive ASE Automotive Technician and Collision Repair Training through the Community College System of New Hampshire.
  • A grant of $9,861 was awarded to Granite State Manufacturing for training up to 37 employees in Soldering IPC-620, Solid Works, CAD 1, 2, and 3, Liquid Penetrant and ASNT-TC Visual Training, and Advanced Excel. Hellier and Manchester Community College (MCC) will provide the training.
  • A grant of up to $7,002.50 was awarded to Granite United Way of Manchester for training 50 employees. MCC will offer training in business writing, Aurora Business Solutions will offer soft and supervisory skill training, and Sojourn Partners will train employees in leadership development.
  • Precision Tool and Molding, LLC of Derry received a Job Training Fund grant of $1,500 for training six employees in scientific molding at PPD Tech.
  • Worthen Industries of Nashua received a training grant of up to $10,978 for Nashua Community College to train 54 employees in LEAN methodology.
  • RdF Corporation of Hudson received a grant of $1,250 for the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP) to train up to two employees in ExporTech.
  • Beta Acquisition Inc. of Thornton also received a $1,250 grant for the NHMEP to train one employee in ExporTech.
  • Tender Corporation of Littleton received a grant of $5,000 for seven employees to receive sales training from Sandler Sales Training.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $7,142,227.64 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,775,229.11 for a total of $16,917,456.75 in new training for 21,535 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.