Greenfield / Keene

Contributions help train local workers

New England Forest Products is among the five companies that will be awarded job training grants to help them train workers in new skills.

The state job training grants total $173,860. The companies contributed matching funds — with one company giving more than the required one-to-one match — bringing the total funds for training workers to $397,870.

“I am proud to announce these critical grants to help New Hampshire’s workers develop skills for good jobs at growing businesses,” Gov. Maggie Hassan said. “New Hampshire’s Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped prepare thousands of workers for high-quality jobs in the 21st century economy.”

New England Forest Products Inc. of Greenfield received a grant of $6,330 for training 15 employees in management and marketing, CPR and hardwood grading at Nashua Community College, the Academy of First Responders and the National Hardwood Lumber Association.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,326,499 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,959,501 for a total of $15,286,000 in new training for 19,004 New Hampshire workers.

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