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May 1 -Governor Hassan Announces Job Training Grants for Five New Hampshire Companies in April

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For Immediate Release
May 1, 2015

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Announces Job Training Grants for Five New Hampshire Companies in April
Matching Grants Will Help Train 178 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for good jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that five New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 178 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $60,456, and the companies contributed the same in matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $120,912.

“I am proud to announce this newest round of important grants that help New Hampshire workers develop skills for high-quality jobs at our growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. “New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a critical resource that has helped provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We must maintain our commitment to higher education and job training in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing companies grow, and support the creation of good jobs for New Hampshire's middle class families.”

  • Lightec Inc. of Merrimack received a grant of up to $5,458 for four employees to receive training courses from LightFair International in controls, design and basic lighting theory and from the Efficiency Sales Professional Institute in sales.
  • A grant of $30,665 was awarded to Osram Sylvania of Hillsboro for 49 employees to receive emotional intelligence and power presentation from Communications, Motiv7ation and Management Inc., DENSO Robotics training, Trumpf Laser Tech training, Emerson Drive Controls training from I-Automation, and systems tools troubleshooting training from Dittman & Greer.
  • K.W. Thompson Tool Company Inc. of Rochester received a Job Training Fund grant of $17,583 for 98 employees. Great Bay Community College will train workers in precision machining, blueprint reading and supervision and leadership. The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP) will offer Six Sigma, and Quality System Leadership will offer Certified Quality Tech Level II, Minitab Software and cost of quality training. In addition, industrial certification training will be conducted by the Investment Casting Institute, and Funtech will train workers in Solidworks and Mold Design.
  • Creare Inc. of Hanover received a grant of $4,200 for training seven employees in Python programming with Continuum Analytics.
  • Benson Woodworking of Walpole received a grant of up to $2,550 for NHMEP to train 20 employees in Lean Manufacturing.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $7,882,066.64 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $10,520,268.61 for a total of $18,402,335.25 in new training for 23,351 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.

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