CONCORD – Governor John Lynch today announced that six New Hampshire companies were awarded Job Training grants in April, which will help to train over 330 New Hampshire workers in the new skills they and businesses need to compete. The grants, which are matched by the companies, total more than $325,000.
Job Training grants are aimed at keeping good jobs in New Hampshire by helping companies train their workers with new skills to compete in a changing economy. Governor Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund, which distributes up to $2 million annually in matching grants to allow companies to train new workers or retrain longtime employees.
Since the Job Training Fund was reinstated in late 2007, nearly 9,500 workers from across New Hampshire have received training and enhanced skills through the matching grant program.
“An important part of New Hampshire’s successful economic strategy includes ensuring we continue to have a highly skilled, educated workforce in New Hampshire. We continue to be a leader in economic recovery and that recovery can only continue to have the workers as companies grow and create jobs,” Governor Lynch said.
The April 2011 recipients of the Job Training grants are New England EnviroStrategies in Concord; FlexEnergy Systems of Portsmouth; Liberty Research of Rochester; New J-Pac in Somersworth; UltraSource of Hollis; and Resource Plastics in Amherst.
Since the Job Training Fund was re-established, companies from across New Hampshire have received state grants totaling nearly $3.5 million. Companies receiving grants have contributed nearly $6 million, bringing the total amount invested in new training for workers to over $9 million.
For more information about the Job Training Fund, go to www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.