State Grant Will Train Workers In Northborough

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The Patrick-Murray Administration announced Thursday a grant that will support a Northborough business among others. Photo Credit: John Swinconeck

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — A Northborough company is the recipient of a $57,100 grant that will support job training efforts and create jobs, the Patrick-Murray Administration announced Thursday.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions USA, Inc. is one of 87 Massachusetts companies to receive a Workforce Training Fund grant. The money will pay for the training of 101 workers and is expected to create six jobs.

All told, the state awarded $6,846,496 to support up to two years of training for more than 6,300 workers.

"We are focused on addressing the skills gap issue in the commonwealth so that workers can compete in today’s ever-changing jobs market,” Gov. Deval Patrick said. "The Workforce Training Fund focuses on the needs of both our businesses and workers, as Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in economic recovery."

The Workforce Training Fund covers employees in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, engineering and hospitality. Since the beginning of fiscal year 2012, the fund was established as a trust fund. This allows it to collect and award grants based on business needs, rather than on the annual appropriation cycle, according to the Patrick-Murray Administration.

“It’s great to see the Workforce Training Fund programs back in full operation, with assured funding,” said Richard Lord, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. “Employers of all sizes across the state are seeking improved productivity, and these grant programs are proven resources for advancing work force skills.”

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