Training Grants

Government funding is available to help businesses train incumbent and newly hired workers. At the state level, economic development agencies often offer assistance in the form of grants. State training grant programs vary in size and scope, but in most cases they are designed to upgrade the skills of workers in order to improve business productivity and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Our clients have received millions of dollars in grant funding for employee training.Regardless of region and industry, QSG will help your business identify grant programs that meet your training needs and work with you to provide the information and resources necessary to apply for a training grant.

Massachusetts provides businesses with funding to train incumbent and newly hired employees through the Workforce Training Fund Programs (WTFP). Grant opportunities include a General Program for customized training in job-related skills, as well as Express Program grants for small companies to address their employee training needs through a list of pre-approved courses.

Recent Workforce Training Fund awards for QSG clients in Massachusetts include:

$242,000 to Communications &Power Industries, Inc. for Lean Sigma and Quality Tools Training
$234,000 to Columbia Tech for APICS/Supply Chain, Problem Solving and Lean
$234,000 to Cabot Corporation for Lean Processes, Project Management, SPC, & Kaizen Events
$189,940 to Autolive for IATF 16949:2016, CQM/OE Prep Training, CQA
$159, 244 to Innovative Mold Solution Lean/Six Sigma Leadership, GD&T, SPC & DOE
$156,690 to Sid Wainer for Lean, HACCP, SQF and Supervisory Skills
$119,400 to Ultra Herley for Lean, DOE and Project Management
$110,240 to GTR Manufacturing for Supervisory Skills, Solderablitly, Lean/Six Sigma Leadership
$100,000 to ABnote USA for Lean Manufacturing training
$86,400 to FLEXcon for ISO 14644 training (Clean Room)
$82,800 to Majalite Corporation Lean/Six Sigma Leadership, FMEA & Kaizen Events
$82,200 to Crystal Engineer for ISO 13485, AS9100 and Sales Training
$67,000 to Uno Foods, Inc. for Safe Quality Food (SQF) training
$48,000 to Hub Folding Box for Food Safety/HAACP and SQF Level II
$32,640 to Stellar Industries Corp. for AS9100 training
$17,680 to T & T Anodizing for ISO9001:2008

The Michigan Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) program is designed to provide job training assistance to the State’s employers. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate a need for high-skill training and create or retain high-wage, high-skill jobs, in industries such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, technology, and Homeland Security and defense.

New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Job Training Fund is available to businesses located in the New Hampshire, as well as businesses intending to locate in the State, that pay quarterly taxes into the NH Unemployment Trust Fund. Training programs may include: structured, on-site laboratory or classroom training; basic skills; technical skills; quality improvement; safety; management and supervision; and English as a second language.

New Jersey
The Skills4jersey Training Grant Program provides funding for employers to upgrade the skills of incumbent and newly hired employees, for the purposes of retaining highly skilled and high wage jobs in New Jersey. Eligible projects include classroom, on-the-job, and computer-based training for a variety of industries.

Rhode Island
The Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island Express Grant Program solicits applications for workforce improvement programs designed to increase the skills of the incumbent workforce and support the competitiveness and growth of Rhode Island businesses.

Workforce training assistance in Virginia is provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), an economic development incentive providing customized recruiting and training services to companies that are creating new jobs or experiencing technological change.

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