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  • Feb 17, 2017
    Workforce Training Fund FY16 Impact Highlights
    Commonwealth Corporation
  • Jan 07, 2017
    For More Firms, Teaching English is in Business Plan
    Massachusetts companies are providing free English classes to their workers, with funding often provided by the state's Workforce Training Fund. The training lets them retain promising employees, promote from within, and identify workers whose potential was previously hidden behind a language barrier.
    Boston Globe
  • Nov 02, 2016
    Merrimack Valley Organizations Receive Training Grants
    Northern Essex Community College and Imajine That in Lawrence were among 12 organizations that recently received workforce training grants from the state. More than $1.28 million in grants were awarded to 12 training organizations that will work with businesses throughout the state to improve their employees' skills.
    Eagle Tribune
  • Oct 31, 2016
    Cape Cod Community College Receives $122K Grant for Workforce Training
    Cape Cod Community College’s Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCPE) has just been awarded $122,000 in State Direct Access Program funds to provide training in interpersonal/soft skills to eligible businesses and organizations in the Cape Cod/South Coast region.
    Cape Cod Today
  • Oct 13, 2016
    New Website and Application
    Commonwealth Corporation
  • Sep 13, 2016
    Western Mass Companies Receive Workforce Training Grants
    Businesses in Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and Northampton are among 25 companies sharing more than $2.4 million in workforce training grants.
    BusinessWest
  • Sep 13, 2016
    Grants to Lowell Area Businesses Are Expected to Create Dozens of New Jobs
    Dozens of additional jobs are expected in the Lowell area thanks to Workforce Training Fund grants to Lowell's Autoliv Incorporated and Wilmington's Teradiode, Inc.
    Lowell Sun
  • Sep 13, 2016
    Freedom Credit Union Gets Workforce Grant
    Springfield-based Freedom Credit Union is one of 25 companies awarded more than $2.4 million in workforce training fund grants. This round of grant funding will help train 2,162 workers, and is expected to create 263 new jobs.
    Mass Live
  • Jul 28, 2016
    Sterling business awarded state Workforce Training Grant
    Sterling-based Anderson Power Products was among 101 companies to receive more than $8.47 million in Workforce Training Grant funds, the Baker-Polito administration announced. The grants enable businesses to train current or newly hired workers.
    The Landmark
  • Jul 15, 2016
    Inside the Job Market: Summer is the perfect time to invest in training
    Did you know that nearly one-third of the Massachusetts labor force is over the age of 55 and will be retiring leaving a significant talent and succession gap? Did you know that more than two-thirds of all jobs will require some post-secondary training beyond high school by 2018?
    The Berkshire Eagle
  • Jul 12, 2016
    State Grants Are Money Well-spent
    It’s one of those headlines that would probably get lost amid others on the business pages of the newspaper, or even this publication — about mergers, acquisitions, new CEOs, the market’s seemingly endless ups and downs, and even the price of gasoline. But it shouldn’t...
    BusinessWest.com
  • Jul 02, 2016
    Berkshire companies to share nearly $200,000 in state Workforce Training Fund grants
    Four Berkshire companies have received grants from a state training program that will help their employees stay competitive in their respective marketplaces.
    The Berkshire Eagle