Projected Number of Employees to be Trained
New Jobs Expected to be Created
OYO SPORTS TOYS
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MACCORMACK PLUMBING, INC.
BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, INC.
GOURMET CATERERS, INC.
CONVENTION DATA SERVICES INC.
FIRE KING BAKING CO., INC.
ULTRA ELECTRONICS OCEAN SYSTEMS INC.
BRUNER/COTT & ASSOCIATES, INC.
ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
POLUS CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INC.
(THIS IS A TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT AWARDED TO A CONSORTIUM WHICH ALSO INCLUDES:
MONTACHUSETT OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF FITCHBURG; AND
THE NEMASKET GROUP OF FAIRHAVEN)
SHAWMUT ADVERTISING INC.
HEALTHFIRST FAMILY CARE CENTER, INC.
MERIDIAN INDUSTRIAL GROUP
IMAJINE THAT, LLC
SEKISUI VOLTEK, LLC
BOYD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
F&M TOOL & PLASTICS, INC.
T&T ANODIZING, INC.
COMMERCIAL MACHINE, INC.
STERLING MACHINE COMPANY, INC.
BELKNAP WHITE GROUP, INC.
UNIVERSAL WINDOW & DOOR, LLC
THE HOLDEN LANDMARK CORPORATION
DIVERSIFIED METALS, INC.
EURO-PRO MANAGEMENT, LLC
PLUMBERS' SUPPLY COMPANY
SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
ADVANCED INSTRUMENTS INC.
TRAINING WHEELS OF NEW ENGLAND, INC
FLEXCON INDUSTRIES INC
MIJA INDUSTRIES, INC
SENIOR AEROSPACE METAL BELLOWS
METSO AUTOMATION USA, INC
DUVINE CYCLING & ADVENTURE CO.
SOUTHBRIDGE SAVINGS BANK
PAPALE EYE CENTER
PURE ENCAPSULATIONS, INC.
J & G FOODS, INC.
NEWBURG & CO. LLP
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星期四, 10月 16, 2014
Patrick Administration Announces $8.2M in Grants to Massachusetts Companies for Employee Training
Latest round of workforce training grants includes new pilot program for small businesses
Watertown – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Continuing the Patrick Administration’s strategic investments in workforce training, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian today announced $8.2 million in Workforce Training Fund grants during a visit to United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), a grant recipient. The grants, awarded through Commonwealth Corporation, will enable 72 companies across the state to provide customized training for 5,196 employees and create 568 new jobs over the next three years. Two million in grants will support a new pilot program to expand regional training capacity to meet the needs of small businesses.
“The Workforce Training Fund is one of our most effective initiatives for supporting businesses in meeting the demands of a highly competitive regional and global economy,” said Secretary Kaprielian. “We have seen many companies succeed thanks to retraining their workers and we look forward to more companies, especially smaller firms, growing and excelling by investing in the Massachusetts workforce.”
This latest round of Workforce Training Fund grants builds on the Patrick Administration’s record of investment in workforce training and education. Since 2007, the Administration has awarded $90.5 million through this grant program to 1,167 projects involving more than 1,300 businesses and 108,780 workers.
UPS, the package delivery company that provides specialized transportation and logistics services, hosted the announcement at its Watertown distribution center. UPS will use a $200,000 grant to train 600 Massachusetts-based employees and create 50 new jobs. The grant will help UPS implement software designed to help drivers optimize delivery routes and the placement of packages within delivery vehicles to maximize delivery efficiency. UPS plans to invest more than $1.2 million in matching funds over the two year grant. Training will take place at UPS facilities throughout the Commonwealth.
According to UPS Northeast District Manager, Ivy Brown “UPS understands that investing in a top-notch workforce is necessary to compete and grow in a very competitive market. The support of the Workforce Training Fund is an invaluable resource toward keeping and growing jobs here in Massachusetts.”
The Secretary also announced a $2 million pilot program funded by the Workforce Training Fund Program targeted for small businesses to provide their employees with training in areas such as Process Improvement, Supervisory/Leadership, ESOL, Manufacturing Skills, and Computer Skills. Commonwealth Corporation is piloting an approach that streamlines application requirements and gives businesses access to training resources on an as-needed basis. Eleven training organizations will offer programs through this pilot; in total they anticipate offering more than 2,500 slots in their programs to Massachusetts businesses.
"We are very interested in helping small businesses access the fund either individually or through collaborations with other businesses with similar needs.” said Nancy Snyder, President and CEO of Commonwealth Corporation, which administers the funds for the Office of Labor and Workforce Development. “This program allows small businesses that may not otherwise apply for a grant on their own to quickly gain access to training on topics in highest demand.”
"I'm very pleased to see the Patrick Administration investing heavily in Workforce Training – it is part of the administration's continuing focus on education," said Senator Will Brownsberger, (D-Belmont).
The Workforce Training Fund provides direct grants of up to $250,000 to Massachusetts companies to use over a two year period. The following is a complete list of the awarded Workforce Training Fund General Program Grant Recipients announced today (listed by community), totaling $ 6,229,732 and the training organizations taking part in the $2,000,000 pilot program: