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Local Companies are Eligible for State Training Funds

Submitted by on November 21, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Local businesses interested in state grants to train their current employees are invited to attend a Workforce Training Fund Program Information Session at Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Entrance K, Lawrence. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th and will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and coffee & pastries.

The information session will provide an overview of the Workforce Training Fund Program, including who is eligible, what kinds of training programs are allowed, and how to apply.

Grants of up to $250,000 are available for programs including Workplace English, Lean Manufacturing Leadership and Team Building, Supervisory Boot Camp, Customer Service Skills, Computer Training, and more, customized to meet your specific training needs.

Northern Essex Community College has helped over 50 companies apply for these funds and has served as the primary training provider for companies in industries such as manufacturing, finance, Information Technology, and health care.

“A well-trained workforce is essential in today’s competitive business environment,” said George Moriarty, NECC’s executive director of workforce development. “The Workforce Training Fund Program is the ideal source of funds to ensure that your workers have the skills they need to maximize your company’s productivity.”

To register for the Workforce Training Fund Information Session contact Sharon Schoolcraft at or call at 978-659-1214.