Eight NH firms awarded job training grants

Matching grants will help 129 workers learn new skills

Eight Granite State companies have received job training grants to help train 446 workers in new skills. With matching contributions from the participating companies, the July job training grants totaled $339,437.

“I’m proud to announce the latest round of job training grants that build on our efforts to provide innovative businesses with the workers they need now to grow and thrive in the Granite State,” said Governor Hassan. “By helping thousands of workers foster the skills and innovative thinking needed for success in the 21st economy, the New Hampshire Job Training Fund demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our workforce pipeline. We must build on the progress that we have made by maintaining our commitment to higher education and job training and continuing to work together to help expand middle class opportunity, support innovative businesses and keep New Hampshire’s economy moving in the right direction.”

Awarded grants were:

· The NH Automobile Dealers Services Inc. received a grant of up to $24,900 to train a total of 25 employees in the auto technician programs at Lakes Region Community College, Manchester Community College, Nashua Community College and White Mountains Community College.

· A grant of $69,900 was awarded to General Electric Aviation of Hooksett to train 300 employees, with Siemens providing controller training, Croft and Company training workers in leadership and GE Beliefs, and Manchester Community College providing training for workers in Microsoft, math, Geometric Tolerancing and diversity.

· AFL Telecommunications of Belmont received a grant of $5,400 to train six employees in Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen through the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP).

· AKA Tool of Laconia will use a $10,500 training grant for NHMEP to train six employees in ISO 9001:2015.

· Admix of Londonderry received a grant of $9,939 for the Woodland Group of North Hampton to train 56 employees in professional development and strategic planning.

· Wire Belt Corporation of Londonderry was awarded a $10,100 grant for 18 employees to receive Lean Champion training from Manchester Community College.

· Atrium Medical Corporation of Hudson received a $15,600 grant to train 22 employees in management and introduction to Lean with Manchester Community College.

· C & M Machine Products of Hudson was awarded a $16,550 grant to train 13 employees in management and leadership through Velocity Performance.

Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's website at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.