Four N.H. companies awarded job training grants in July

The grants will help train 47 workers in new skills

Four New Hampshire manufacturers were awarded state job training grants in July totaling almost $15,000.

Each of the companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for worker training in July to $29,171. The funds will support the training of 47 workers in new skills.

The companies are:

  • Agility Manufacturing Inc. of Dover, a contract manufacturer specializing in printed circuit board assembly, quick-turn prototype services, and direct fulfillment, received a grant of $5,500 for training three employees in ISO 9001:2008 training using the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership as trainer.
  • W.S. Badger Company of Gilsum, a manufacturer of certified organic and all-natural body and skin care products, received a grant of $3,800 for providing two employees in LEAN Certification training using River Valley Community College as trainer.
  • Axenics of Nashua, a component and contract manufacturer, received a Job Training Fund grant of $1,498 for training six employees in welding and leak rate and measurement training using Manchester Community College and Agilent Technologies as trainers.
  • Vishay HiRel Systems of Dover, which designs and manufactures custom magnetic components and power supplies for the high-tech industry,  was awarded $3,787.50 for training up to 36 employees in team leadership training using Great Bay Community College as trainer.

"We must continue to focus on job training and higher education to support innovative businesses and help ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Since October 2007, the state Job Training Fund has awarded more than $6 million in grants to New Hampshire companies. Employers have contributed $8.7 million, for a total of $14.9 million in new training for more than 18,000 New Hampshire workers.

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

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