Governor Hassan Announces Job Training Fund Grant Awards for Six NH Companies

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

Matching Grants Will Help Train 97 Workers in New Skills

CONCORD – Continuing her efforts to ensure New Hampshire workers have the skills needed for jobs in the innovation economy, Governor Hassan announced today six new Job Training Fund grants totaling $47,577.25. The grants, administered by the Department of Resources and Economic Development and acting Commissioner Philip R. Bryce, will be used to train 97 workers in new skills.

The six companies contributed $48,677.25 in matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to $96,254.50.

“I am proud to announce these critical funds to help prepare workers for good jobs at New Hampshire’s growing businesses,” Governor Hassan said.  “New Hampshire’s job training fund is a critical resource that has provided important skills to thousands of workers. We need to continue working to ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible to attract innovative businesses with good jobs that can support middle-class families.”

Eptam Plastics of Northfield received a grant of $18,375 to train up to 28 employees in Manufacturing Fundamentals at Manchester Community College and using Skye Business Solutions for training in Professional Development.

Princeton Technology Corp. of Hudson received a grant of $812.50 and matched it with its own funds for training from UNH for five employees in “Essentials of Leadership”.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions will use its $3,800 grant award for training two workers in the Lean Enterprise Certificate Program, training performed by Manchester Community College and the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Exchange Networks LLC of Jaffrey will match its $18,000 grant award to train seven employees in product and sales development using Robert Sales Training Associates as trainer.

Teleflex Medical of Jaffrey received a $4,144.75 grant award for training 40 employees in Mentoring, Teamwork and LEAN using Manchester Community College and NHMEP as trainers.

ABTech, Inc., of Swanzey  received a $2,445 grant for training up to 15 workers in Managing Change, Communications and Workplace Goals using The Sarson Group as trainer.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $5,436,507 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,018,258 for a total of $13,454,766 in new training for 16,481 New Hampshire workers.

Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the JTF web site at