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Local Companies are Eligible for State Training Funds

Submitted by on May 28, 2013 – 11:13 am

Local businesses interested in state grants to train their current employees are invited to attend a Workforce Training Fund Information Session at Zampell Companies, 3 Stanley Tucker Drive, Newburyport, MA on Thursday, June 20. The session will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and coffee & pastries.

Sponsored by Northern Essex Community College and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the information session will provide an overview of the funding, including who is eligible, what kinds of programs can be funded, and how to apply.
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to fund programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ISO 9001-2008 Certification Preparation, Lean Manufacturing Leadership and Team Building, Cross-Training of the Workforce, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Supervisory and Leadership Skills Training, and Enhanced Customer Relationship Training, and more.

“The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to join with Northern Essex Community College to co-sponsor the Workforce Training Fund Information session. Companies in Newburyport can benefit greatly from this valuable program,” noted Ann Ormond, president of the Chamber.

Since the Workforce Training Fund was created over 20 years ago, Northern Essex has worked with over 50 local businesses, helping them to apply for the funds and deliver the training.

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses of all sizes to get funding for training,” said George Moriarty, NECC’s executive director of workforce development. “We’re happy to help them determine what kinds of training will be the best fit for their employees and we will also assist with the writing of the grant proposals.”

To register for the Workforce Training Fund Information Session, contact Michael Corcoran at, 617 626-6426, 857-753-3494 (cell).