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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $6.4 Million In Workforce Training Fund Program Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $6.4 Million In Workforce Training Fund Program Grants
For immediate release:
10/04/2018
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $6.4 Million In Workforce Training Fund Program Grants

Charles Pearce, Director of Communications, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Worcester, MAToday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the awarding of $6,391,475 in Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) Grants to businesses for incumbent worker training projects across the Commonwealth. The mission of the WTFP is to promote job growth, job retention, and increased opportunity for workers by increasing productivity, competitiveness, and the ability to do business in Massachusetts.


“These funds will up-skill 4,000 workers from 73 companies across Massachusetts, helping to generate around 700 additional jobs in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Workforce Training Fund Program grants are critical to the economic and professional growth of employees throughout our state.”

“Companies completing Workforce Training Fund Program grants in 2018 added jobs at a rate of 11.9%, more than three times the average rate of job growth,” noted Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito. “These grants help Massachusetts businesses remain competitive by investing in the skills of their workers.”

The Workforce Training Fund provides grants of up to $250,000 to companies in Massachusetts to pay for employee training over a two-year period. The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public state agency that fosters partnerships between industry, education, and workforce organizations.

The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta remarked, “Since the beginning of the Baker-Polito administration, this grant program has awarded more than $60 million to train over 50,000 Massachusetts workers, the bulk of which have been in the manufacturing sector.

The announcement was made at The Future of Manufacturing Symposium at the DCU Center. The event was organized by MassMEP, a collaborative center comprised of government, business, and academic partners dedicated to helping Massachusetts manufacturers meet the challenges of competing in an ever-changing economy. Mass MEP is also the recipient of a Workforce Training Fund grant on behalf of a consortium of four manufacturing companies who are collaborating to address shared training needs.

"Creating new jobs in manufacturing by increasing the skills of our workforce has been a major focus of the Workforce Training Fund.” said Commonwealth Corporation President J.D. LaRock. “Last year manufacturers that completed grant-funded training added 871 net new jobs in Massachusetts.”

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation hopes to encourage businesses to address workforce training needs through the Workforce Training Fund Program. Interested parties are encouraged to visit WorkforceTrainingFund.org to learn more.

The following is a complete list of the grant recipients awarded Workforce Training Fund Grants today (listed by community):

Agawam

Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc. was awarded $175,140 to train 70 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Andover

CyberGrants was awarded $246,400 to train 108 workers; 16 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. was awarded $74,000 to train 28 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Attleboro

CMT Materials, Inc. was awarded $36,400 to train 19 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Hi-Tech, Inc. was awarded $30,000 to train 23 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Bedford

Cambridge Technology was awarded $28,800 to train 191 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Bellingham

Account Matters was awarded $24,300 to train 23 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Medical Component Specialists, Inc. was awarded $69,600 to train 22 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Beverly

Amphenol PCD, Inc. was awarded $245,000 to train 73 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

DMB Financial, LLC was awarded $240,800 to train 148 workers; 52 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

MassPay, Inc. was awarded $63,610 to train 42 workers; 40 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Boston

Bar Mezzana was awarded $70,000 to train 50 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Boston Baking, Inc. was awarded $90,764 to train 49 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

ECO Logic was awarded $69,242 to train 17 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

ISlide was awarded $84,400 to train 24 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Long Hagan Huff-Harris was awarded $31,800 to train 8 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Pine Village Preschool was awarded $174,340 to train 103 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Rightpoint was awarded $36,400 to train 10 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Burlington

Desktop Metal was awarded $249,757 to train 58 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Canton

Camio Cabinetry was awarded $48,700 to train 11 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Gray, Gray, & Gray, LLP was awarded $202,005 to train 130 workers; 30 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Charlton

KARL STORZ Endovision, Inc. was awarded $63,700 to train 131 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Danvers

Eliza was awarded $146,700 to train 182 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

EMD Millipore was awarded $241,925 to train 159 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Ink Cups Now Corporation was awarded $45,200 to train 54 workers; 16 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

East Weymouth

Brady Enterprises, Inc. was awarded $57,600 to train 27 workers; 11 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Fall River

Millstone Medical Outsourcing was awarded $112,700 to train 57 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Florence

Eye Physicians of Northampton, PC was awarded $63,075 to train 13 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Franklin

MGB US, Inc. was awarded $25,850 to train 7 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Gloucester

GAP Promotions, LLC was awarded $34,250 to train 10 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Greenfield

The duMONT Company was awarded $58,015 to train 24 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2020.

Hanson

Brennan Machine Company was awarded $30,800 to train 6 workers by 2020.

Holyoke

Western Mass Physician Associates was awarded $15,940 to train 14 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Hudson

Diamond Technologies was awarded $38,500 to train 16 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Lawrence

Five Star Plating was awarded $74,000 to train 47 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Lee

Excelsior Integrated, Inc. was awarded $48,750 to train 20 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Porchlight Home Care was awarded $22,504 to train 20 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2020. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which also includes O'Connell Professional Nurse Services of Springfield.

Leominster

Fosta-Tek Optics, Inc. was awarded $104,725 to train 16 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Lexington

Tepha, Inc. was awarded $78,400 to train 32 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Lynn

Kettle Cuisine, LLC was awarded $195,000 to train 180 workers; 45 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Malden

Piantedosi Baking Company was awarded $250,000 to train 45 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Marlborough

KEA Technologies, Inc. was awarded $84,126 to train 14 workers; 16 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Main Street Bank was awarded $222,920 to train 177 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Methuen

ActivMed Practices and Research, Inc. was awarded $64,460 to train 23 workers; 11 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

New Bedford

Epec Engineered Technologies was awarded $50,000 to train 43 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Revolution Armor was awarded $28,800 to train 6 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Northbridge

Riverdale Mills Corporation was awarded $202,833 to train 147 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Norwell

Zildjian was awarded $70,000 to train 113 workers by 2020.

Norwood

Olympic Adhesives, Inc. was awarded $40,600 to train 36 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Quincy

1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds was awarded $83,358 to train 121 workers by 2020. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which also includes Carney Hospital of Boston, Good Samaritan Medical Center of Brockton, Morton Hospital of Taunton, Norwood Hospital of Norwood, and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston.

South Easton

AE Ventures, Inc. was awarded $10,934 to train 14 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Shrewsbury

Central One Federal Credit Union was awarded $123,200 to train 113 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

South Dennis

Mid-Cape Home Centers was awarded $112,075 to train 240 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Springfield

Solutia, Inc. was awarded $119,855 to train 108 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Super Brush, LLC was awarded $97,150 to train 43 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Taunton

Taunton Federal Credit Union was awarded $89,600 to train 45 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Walpole

Rolls-Royce Marine North America, Inc. was awarded $93,890 to train 71 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Watertown

Sasaki was awarded $232,840 to train 133 workers; 35 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Westborough

Curry Printing was awarded $58,955 to train 28 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Westford

Juniper was awarded $122,500 to train 129 workers; 50 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Woburn

Air Liquide was awarded $127,000 to train 29 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Arborjet, Inc. was awarded $66,000 to train 29 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Boston Centerless was awarded $90,100 to train 50 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

Worcester

CoorsTek, Inc. was awarded $164,788 to train 140 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2020.

MassMEP was awarded $36,400 to train 25 workers; 21 additional jobs are expected by 2020. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which also includes Rocheleau Tool & Die Co. of Fitchburg, SMC LTD of Devens, SwimEx Inc. of Fall River, and Ward Process Inc. of Holliston.

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $6.4 Million In Workforce Training Fund Program Grants

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

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