Patrick Administration Announces Latest Round of Grants to Help Massachusetts Businesses Prosper and Grow Jobs
$5.4 million in matching grants for private sector workforce training initiatives to benefit 66 Massachusetts companies
Beverly – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Continuing the Patrick Administration’s strategic investments in workforce training, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian today announced $5.4 million in Workforce Training Fund Grants during a visit to OnBrand24, Inc., a Beverly-based call center and previous grant recipient. These grants will enable 66 companies across the Commonwealth to customize training for 4,631 employees and create 453 new jobs over the next three years.
“The Workforce Training Fund is one of our most effective initiatives for supporting businesses in meeting the demands of a highly competitive regional and global economy by enhancing the skills of their employees,” said Secretary Kaprielian. “Over the last several years, we have seen many companies succeed thanks to these training grants and we look forward to more companies growing and excelling through the use of our training initiatives.”
This latest round of Workforce Training Fund grants builds on the Patrick Administration’s record investments in workforce training and education. Since 2007, the Administration has awarded $84.3 million through this grant program to 1,101 projects involving more than 1,191 businesses and 103,584 workers.
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