Three local companies among 28 statewide to benefit from training grant

BOSTON – June 5, 2012 — Three local companies have been awarded about $185,000 in training grants, resulting in the creation of new jobs as well as new skills for workers.

Gov. Deval Patrick today announced $2.1 million in Workforce Training Fund grants to 28 Massachusetts companies. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create over 200 new jobs and train nearly 3,000 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,” 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.”

In Lawrence, Key Polymer Corporation has been awarded $10,900 to train 21 employees. Solectria Renewables got a $138,300 grant to train 111 employees and create 12 new jobs.

In North Andover, Network Allies was awarded $37,245 to train 24 employees and create 5 additional jobs.

Written by: Bill Kirk, Eagle Tribune