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星期一, 1月 25, 2016

Free Business Forum on Resources to Train Employees

Free Business Forum on Resources to Train Employees
 
Quincy, MA- A partnership consisting of business groups, media outlets and community-based organizations is hosting a free information session for businesses in Quincy and the South Shore on the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) on Thursday, February 4th from 8:30-10:00am at the Quincy Center for Innovation.

The WTFP is a pool of money that, according to the Massachusetts Department of Labor, "provide[s] resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees." Any business that pays into the Commonwealth's Unemployment Insurance system is eligible to receive Workforce Training Fund dollars to train incumbent workers.  

Participants in the forum will discuss eligibility requirements for those who wish to apply for WTFP monies as well as application pointers and tips. Grants from the Workforce Training Fund Program have been used to train workers in a wide variety of needs, including English language training, new manufacturing production methods, supervisory and leadership skills, and many other topics.

Businesses in the South Shore have long recognized the value in providing training for their employees.  James Dunphy, President and CEO of South Shore Bank in South Weymouth, stated that providing English language training for his employees through a grant from the WTFP "was a 'win-win' for both our employees the Bank."

"The ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] classes instilled a greater confidence in our employees," Mr. Dunphy said. "Because of their increased levels of confidence, they were able to further excel in customer service and advance in their careers through promotional opportunities."

The diverse partnership hosting the event consists of English for New Bostonians-English Works Campaign, the South Shore Workforce Investment Board, the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, the Quincy Center for Innovation, and the Commonwealth Corporation.  The Quincy Patriot Ledger is the media sponsor of the forum.

The free forum will be held at the Innovation Center, which is housed on the 3rd floor of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at 180 Old Colony Ave in Quincy. Registration is required; interested parties can sign up online by clicking this link or should contact Franklin Peralta to sign up:(617) 982-6863 or