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星期五, 6月 24, 2016

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.5 Million in Workforce Training Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.5 Million in Workforce Training Grants

NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA – JUNE 24, 2016 – The Baker-Polito administration today announced more than $8.47 million in Workforce Training Grant funds to 101 companies, which will enable the businesses to train current or newly hired workers.  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the grants at Vibram USA, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance shoe soles, outdoor products, and FiveFingers athletic shoes.

“We know that a skilled workforce is key to driving economic growth in the Commonwealth,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “Companies constantly tell us they need more skilled workers and these grants enable businesses large and small to provide those training opportunities in-house.”

More than 6,200 individuals will receive training at their workplace. The Workforce Training Fund is an important tool in assisting Massachusetts businesses in becoming more competitive by investing in the skills of their workers. The Workforce Training Fund is also a vital resource to thousands of Massachusetts workers who wish to advance their skills to achieve promotional opportunities and higher wages.

“Our administration is focused on meeting the needs of employers in Massachusetts by aligning workforce training, economic development and education,” Lt. Governor Karyn Polito said. “These grants offer a unique opportunity for local businesses not only to improve their workers skills, but also to boost their bottom line as a result of the training.”

The Workforce Training Fund provides grants up to $250,000 to companies of any size in Massachusetts to pay for workforce training over a two-year period. Grants are awarded to projects that will upgrade workers’ skills, increase productivity, and enhance the competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses. Grants are matched dollar-for-dollar by the award recipients.

The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public state agency that fosters partnerships between industry, education and workforce organizations to strengthen skills for youth and adults in order to help them thrive in the state’s economy.
“Businesses’ investment in training is one of the best ways to grow and retain talent within an organization. As an added benefit, workers who receive additional training feel valued by their companies,” Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II said.

“The Workforce Training Fund is a great resource to support businesses in investing in the skills of their incumbent workforce.  We encourage Massachusetts companies to learn more about how the fund can help them to meet their business needs through training."  Nancy Snyder, President and CEO of Commonwealth Corporation.

Michael V. Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Vibram USA said “With the support of the Workforce Training Fund Program, Vibram can continue to focus on improving the skills of our workforce and developing the future leaders of our company.”

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation hope to encourage businesses to address workforce training needs through the Workforce Training Fund. The fund awards more than $1 million each month, on a rolling basis throughout the year. Interested parties are encouraged to visitwww.commcorp.org/wtfp to learn more.
The following is a complete list of the grant recipients awarded Workforce Training Fund Grants today (listed by community):

Agawam
Sound Seal, Inc. was awarded $168,360 to train 59 workers, 6 additional jobs expected by 2018

Attleboro Falls
V.H. Blackinton, Inc. was awarded $86,200 to train 60 workers, 4 additional jobs expected by 2018

Ayer
Associated Environmental Systems was awarded $167,020 to train 71 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Bedford
Minuteman Senior Services, Inc. was awarded $57,730 to train 105 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018
Toxikon was awarded $76,600 to train 46 workers

Beverly
IXYS Integrated Circuit Division was awarded $121,940 to train 57 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Boston
Atlas Devices was awarded $36,165 to train 13 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018

Boston Laser Eye Institute was awarded $62,085 to train 11 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Leers Weinzapfel Associates was awarded $53,820 to train 13 workers, 4 additional jobs expected by 2018

Massachusetts Bankers Association was awarded $178,133 to train 158 workers, 4 additional jobs expected by 2018. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Cambridge Savings Bank of Cambridge, East Cambridge Savings Bank of Cambridge, Pentucket Bank of Haverhill, Blue Hills Bank of Norwood, Northmark Bank of North Andover, and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, Inc. was awarded $116,020 to train 51 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Brewster
Ocean Edge Resort Limited Partnership was awarded $187,844 to train 410 workers, 30 additional jobs expected by 2018

Brimfield
Lake Region Medical was awarded $46,002 to train 79 workers

Brockton
South Bay Mental Health was awarded $248,665 to train 341 workers, 100 additional jobs expected by 2018

Cambridge
Hunt Alternatives, LLC & Hunt Alternative Fund was awarded $30,900 to train 46 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018
IBM Corporation was awarded $250,000 to train 400 workers
Jove was awarded $91,200 to train 33 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Chelmsford
Teleflex was awarded $126,900 to train 122 workers
Spectro Scientific, Inc. was awarded $242,400 to train 118 workers, 12 additional jobs expected by 2018

Devens
AMSC was awarded $128,400 to train 60 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018

East Longmeadow
Tiger Press was awarded $105,500 to train 65 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Fall River
Steppingstone Incorporated was awarded $175,240 to train 97 workers, 8 additional jobs expected by 2018

Fitchburg
Mar-Lee Companies, Inc. was awarded $176,000 to train 81 workers, 8 additional jobs expected by 2018

Florence
Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. was awarded $58,585 to train 90 workers

Franklin
Plansee USA, LLC was awarded $108,025 to train 121 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018.

Greenfield
Eye & Lasik Center was awarded $61,590 to train 10 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018
Valley Steel Stamp, Inc. was awarded $123,120 to train 27 workers, 27 additional jobs expected by 2018.

Haverhill
Southwick Apparel was awarded $154,400 to train 56 workers

Hingham
Piab USA, Inc. was awarded $47,700 to train 30 workers

Hopkinton
PerkinElmer, Inc. was awarded $124,700 to train 105 workers

Hudson
Mach Machine, Inc. was awarded $26,655 to train 6 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018
Rail Trail Flatbread Company was awarded $75,060 to train 81 workers, 7 additional jobs expected by 2018

Hyannis
Benchmark Dental Lab was awarded $144,944 to train 23 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018.

Littleton
Bassnet Plumbing and Heating, Inc. was awarded $35,400 to train 17 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Ludlow
CSW, Inc. was awarded $27,500 to train 32 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Malden
BCD Metal Products was awarded $66,000 to train 18 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Mansfield
New England Controls was awarded $160,270 to train 61 workers, 25 additional jobs expected by 2018
OD Tool and Cutter, Inc. was awarded $66,844 to train 24 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018
Samsonite, LLC was awarded $84,800 to train 10 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Marlborough
Automatic Specialties was awarded $57,440 to train 22 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Mashpee
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was awarded $162,020 to train 85 workers, 15 additional jobs expected by 2018

Medford
Century Bank and Trust was awarded $246,590 to train 181 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Methuen
Comfort Home Care, LLC was awarded $48,395 to train 167 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Monson
Monson Savings Bank was awarded $58,675 to train 84 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Nantucket
Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, Inc. was awarded $120,000 to train 38 workers, 6 additional jobs expected by 2018

New Bedford
Sid Wainer & Son was awarded $156,690 to train 157 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018

Newton
Eye Care and Laser Surgery of Newton-Wellesley was awarded $60,105 to train 7 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018
OTA The Koomar Center was awarded $72,552 to train 57 workers, 4 additional jobs expected by 2018

Norfolk
Camger Coating Systems was awarded $59,515 to train 29 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018

North Adams
T&M Auto Sales, Inc. was awarded $33,850 to train 10 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018
TOG Manufacturing Company, Inc. was awarded $83,445 to train 39 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018

North Attleboro
Automation Solutions, Inc. was awarded $104,340 to train 71 workers, 15 additional jobs expected by 2018

North Brookfield
Vibram USA was awarded $106,710 to train 98 workers, 7 additional jobs expected by 2018

Norwell
Friendship Home, Inc. was awarded $39,808 to train 50 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Pittsfield
Interprint, Inc. was awarded $38,900 to train 132 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018
Modern Mold and Tool, Inc. was awarded $41,280 to train 31 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Pocasset
Hydroid, Inc. was awarded $248,500 to train 149 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018.

Quincy
South Shore Workforce Investment Board, Inc. was awarded $61,963 to train 44 workers. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Airxchange of Rockland and Bendon Gear and Machine, Inc. of Rockland

Rockland
National Coating Corporation was awarded $92,300 to train 11 workers, 6 additional jobs expected by 2018

Salem
Gillian’s Foods was awarded $68,400 to train 26 workers, 7 additional jobs expected by 2018

Shrewsbury
Phoenix Communications, Inc. was awarded $178,760 to train 132 workers, 13 additional jobs expected by 2018

Southbridge
K&K Thermoforming, Inc. was awarded $50,535 to train 25 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018

Spencer
Dienes Corporation was awarded $64,260 to train 36 workers, 5 additional jobs expected by 2018

Springfield
Big Y Foods, Inc. was awarded $217,123 to train 183 workers
Kielb Welding Enterprises, Inc. was awarded $30,385 to train 9 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018

Sterling
Anderson Power Products was awarded $63,463 to train 76 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Sutton
Interstate Specialty Products was awarded $35,800 to train 23 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Taunton
CBM Industries was awarded $60,189 to train 35 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018
Ohlson Packaging Co. was awarded $110,001 to train 19 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018

Waltham
Boston Engineering was awarded $156,610 to train 52 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Watertown
United Electric Controls Company was awarded $202,775 to train 96 workers;

West Springfield
Placon IM, Inc. was awarded $28,530 to train 28 workers, 16 additional jobs expected by 2018

Westborough
eClinicalWorks, LLC was awarded $107,800 to train 100 workers, 7 additional jobs expected by 2018

Westfield
EpiCenter was awarded $31,170 to train 29 workers, 10 additional jobs expected by 2018
Sonicron Systems Corporation was awarded $30,385 to train 9 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018
Transcon Technologies was awarded $109,020 to train 80 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Whitman
Mutual Bank was awarded $79,616 to train 93 workers, 2 additional jobs expected by 2018

Woburn
Yusen Associates, Inc. was awarded $82,104 to train 60 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018

Worcester
Commerce Bank & Trust Co. was awarded $70,200 to train 179 workers, 3 additional jobs expected by 2018
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership was awarded $141,253 to train 117 workers, 30 additional jobs expected. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Savage Arms, Inc. of Westfield, Belt Technologies of Agawam, Vaupell Molding & Tooling, Inc. of Agawam, Mestek, Inc. of Westfield, and Manufacturing Technology Group, Inc. of Westfield
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership was awarded $223,200 to train 161 workers, 44 additional jobs expected by 2018. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Decker Machine Works, Inc. of Ashfield, The L.S. Starrett Company of Athol, and Deerfield Packaging of Turners Falls
Veterans, Inc. was awarded $140,590 to train 62 workers, 1 additional job expected by 2018.