The Patrick-Murray Administration announced $2,100,224 in Workforce Training Fund grants to 28 Massachusetts companies. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create over 200 new jobs and train nearly 3,000 workers.
The companies are located in twenty-three towns across the Commonwealth, and employee trainings will range across a variety of sectors helping engineers, clean manufacturing, suppliers, trades, and food services. The fiscal year 2012 budget established the Workforce Training Fund as a trust fund, allowing for collection and disbursement of funds as needed by businesses, rather than on an annual appropriation cycle.
The Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce encourages members to contact the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development about grant workshops held across the Commonwealth to help educate businesses about the program.