28 Mass. Companies Splitting $2M In Workforce Training Grants

By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 New England Business Editor

BOSTON (CBS) -Twenty-eight Massachusetts companies are splitting $2 million in workforce training grants.

The grants are funded entirely by Massachusetts companies. Nancy Snyder of the Commonwealth Corporation says much of the training is usually geared toward helping companies solve problems they may have, or helping workers develop the skills companies need.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthony Silva spoke with Nancy Snyder

The companies receiving the grants are diverse and include Alden Research Laboratory, Five Star Surgical and Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies.

Snyder says companies can apply for grants of up to $250,000 over two years. There are other options for smaller companies.

Snyder says in all, some 3,000 workers will get new training, and 200 new jobs will be created as a result of these grants.

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