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星期四, 10月 27, 2016

BAKER-POLITO ADMINISTRATION AWARDS MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN DIRECT ACCESS TRAINING GRANTS

BAKER-POLITO ADMINISTRATION AWARDS MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN DIRECT ACCESS TRAINING GRANTS 
Grants awarded to organizations that provide training for Massachusetts businesses 

BOSTON, MA, OCTOBER 27 2016 – The Baker-Polito administration today awarded more than $1.28 million in grants to 12 training organizations that will work with Massachusetts businesses to improve their employees’ skills. 

The grants – known as the Direct Access Program - were created for smaller-scale training needs, and cover the entire cost of training for employees from Massachusetts businesses of all sizes. The grants make training slots available free of charge to businesses that are eligible for the Workforce Training Fund.

“Our administration is working hard to find innovative ways to help workers receive the training they need to advance their skills,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “These grants are a fantastic way to give workers new skills, while meeting the smaller-scale training needs of Massachusetts businesses.”

“Continued training and skill development is vital to our state’s continued economic success,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “These grants will help businesses and workers become more prosperous and competitive, improving the Commonwealth’s overall economy.”

The Workforce Training Fund aims to promote job growth, job retention, and increased opportunities and wages for workers by increasing business productivity and competitiveness for Massachusetts businesses.

“One of the things we hear from Massachusetts employers all the time is they need more skilled, trained workers,” Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald Walker, II said. “We encourage all businesses and training providers to look into this grant program. It makes a difference to both employers and employees.”

The businesses that send workers to training must pay their workers’ salaries during the training period.

Commonwealth Corporation – the quasi-state agency that oversees the Direct Access grants through the Workforce Training Fund – requires organizations that provide the training to demonstrate expertise and capacity in selected topics. Applicants were required to select one type of training to deliver, including:

         PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & QUALITY ASSURANCE  - such as Lean Process, Continuous Improvement, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Kanban, 5-S, Six-Sigma, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Quality Management System (QMS), ISO, NADCAP, DOE, Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Controls (SPC), AS9100, HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

         PROFESSION/INDUSTRY SPECIFIC & TECHNICAL SKILLS  - such as Machining, Milling, PLC Programming, Blueprint Reading, Welding, Specific Technology Training, HR, Pharmacy, Clinical Skills, Financial Reporting, Food Safety Certification, CAD-CAM, Solidworks

         NON-TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL SKILLS  - such as Microsoft Office and other non-technical software, business writing, presentation skills, project management, Agile Methodology, Adobe Software

         INTERPERSONAL / SOFT SKILLS  - such as team building, cultural awareness, communication skills, listening skills, problem solving, time management

         ADULT BASIC EDUCATION  - basic reading (not including ESOL), basic writing (not  including ESOL), basic math

         IT & SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION  - such as information systems management, database management, IT systems administration, IT security management, customer relations management (CRM) systems administration

         SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE (not including sales force management)
         ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

         MANAGEMENT / SUPERVISORY / LEADERSHIP SKILLS - Management skills development, leadership development, management of sales Force, supervisory skills development, risk management, financial accountability

The following organizations were awarded grants:
Applicant
Total Granted
Course Topics
YMCA of Greater Boston - International Learning Center

18 Tremont Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA  02108
$50,408
ESOL
Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable MA 02668
$122,000
Interpersonal/Soft Skills
William von Achen dba Strategic Management Resources

28 Jefferson Road, Wellesley, MA 02481
$100,000
Interpersonal/Soft Skills
Employers Association of Northeast

P.O. Box 1070, Agawam, MA 01001
$200,000
Leadership/Management/ Supervisory
Associated Industries of MA

One Beacon Street; Boston, MA 02108
$100,000
Leadership/Management/Supervisory
Northern Essex Community College

360 Merrimack Street, Building # 9, Lawrence, MA 01843
$120,750
Leadership/Management/ Supervisory
Retailers Association of MA

18 Tremont St, Suite 810, Boston, MA, 02108
$106,500
Social Media Marketing, E-commerce
Quality Support Group

4 Essex Center Drive #3971 Peabody, MA 01960
$93,000
Process Improvement and Quality Assurance
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

465 Medford St., Suite 2200 Boston, MA 02129
$106,500
Process Improvement and Quality Assurance
Imajine That

354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
$113,750
Training for early childhood and out-of-school time educators
Mass Biotechnology Education Foundation

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
$60,800
Project Management
MA Home Care Aide Council/Foundation

124 Watertown Street, Watertown, MA 02472
$112,500
Enhanced Care for Vulnerable Home Care Clients
TOTAL
$1,286,208