training grants

Training Grants

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

Massachusetts provides businesses with up to $250,000 in 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 to address employee training needs through a list of pre-approved courses. Please watch the two short videos below for more information!

Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for this program, provided they pay Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance.

QSG Grant Process Flow Chart

Recent General Program Training Grant awards for QSG clients in Massachusetts include:

$249,905 to L3SSG – Engineering Analysis, Software Skills, Technical/Soft Skills
$247,800 to Nexcelom – QMS Training (ISO 9001:2015) & Technical/Soft Skills
$244,850 to Cogmedix – Lean Six Sigma & Technical/Soft Skills
$242,000 to CPI, Inc. – Lean Six Sigma and Quality Tools Training
$229,220 to ClearMotion – QMS Training (IATF 16946:2016, ISO 14001:2015) & Technical/Soft Skills
$224,000 to Analogic – Lean Six Sigma, QMS Training (ISO 14001:2015) & Technical/Soft Skills
$177,800 to Boston Engineering – QMS Training (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971), Lean Six Sigma & Soft Skills
$147,800 to Polymershapes – Lean Six Sigma & Technical Skills
$142,450 to Tegra Medical – Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen Events, CQE Training
$130,200 to RL Controls – Technical Skills
$128,100 to Littelfuse – QMS Training (IATF 16946:2016) & Technical Skills
$120,750 to MACOM – QMS Training (IATF 16946:2016, AS9100D) & Technical Skills
$114,200 to Entegris – Lean Six Sigma & Technical Skills
$110,240 to GTR Manufacturing – Supervisory Skills, Solderablitly, Lean Six Sigma Leadership
$103,600 to Zoll Medical – Technical/Soft Skills
$103,600 to Skyworks – Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen Events & Technical Skills
$93,100 to Taza Chocolate – Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen Events & Technical Skills
$82,800 to Majilite Corporation – Lean Six Sigma Leadership, FMEA & Lean Kaizen Events
$80,400 to Vacuum Barrier Corporation – QMS Training (ISO 9001:2015) & Lean Kaizen Events
$74,200 to Web Industries – Lean Six Sigma, QMS Training (ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971) & Technical Skills
$72,005 to Solchroma – Lean Six Sigma, Technical Skills & Product Marketing Management
$65,800 to Kytopen – Lean Six Sigma, QMS Training (ISO 13485:2016) & Technical Skills
$39,200 to Jet Products – QMS Training (AS9100:2016)
$16,800 to Microline Surgical – Project Management

Express Program Training Grants:
Massachusetts-based companies that register in advance may be eligible for 50% reimbursement of the total cost of training up to $30,000 through the Workforce Training Fund Express Program. Please contact QSG for more information.
QSG is an approved training provider for over 30 QSG Express Approved Courses, including:
  • ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Implementation and Auditing
  • Medical Device Validation, ISO 13485 Implementation and Auditing
  • Problem Solving, CAPA, FMEA, SPC, DOE
  • SQF Implementation, Food Safety/HACCP

Department of Industrial Accidents Workplace Safety Grant Program
The primary purpose of this Safety Grant is designed to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers and to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs.

Each fiscal year the grant program awards a maximum of $25,000 to qualifying Massachusetts businesses and organizations operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law.

Strong preference will be given to first time applicants, consortium applicants, employers and organizations who demonstrate a compelling program design that addresses an injury history, potential injury or provides a proactive approach to injury prevention.

Manufacturing Matching Grant Program
New England Business Association plays a major role in supporting Massachusetts manufacturing companies through the Manufacturing Matching Grant Program, formerly known as “Lay-off Aversion Program Through Management Assistance.

The program, which is funded through an appropriation from the Massachusetts State Legislature, seeks to provide targeted grants to manufacturing companies for the expressed purpose of providing high-powered private consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Massachusetts-based manufacturers undergoing a business transition.  Eligible projects that enhance the company’s top or bottom line will be considered. QSG provides complimentary grant writing service as well as training for funded courses!

The IWT program is a matching grant program that offers financial reimbursement to manufacturing companies for providing up-skill training to their employees. The goals are:

  • To support advanced manufacturing and innovative companies in their efforts to train incumbent workers in the appropriate skills to meet current and emerging market needs.
  • To bring technological innovation to the market and help manufacturing companies leap ahead in productivity and efficiency by enhancing the skills of their current workforce.
  • To grow sales revenue and increase profitability.

The program will reimburse up to $50,000 of training costs annually. Companies may submit multiple reimbursement applications so long as the aggregate amount does not exceed $50,000 in any given calendar year. The minimum grant amount that will be awarded to any qualified applicant is $2,500. The maximum amount of lifetime assistance provided to any one company by this program is limited to $100,000. Approved funds do not need to be repaid.

New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Job Training Fund is available to businesses located in 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.

Rhode Island
In today’s economy, your business depends upon skilled workers that can grow with the ever-changing landscape of your industry. Employers often need to train and re-train their current workers in order to remain competitive. When workers lack necessary skills; an employer’s ability to expand and grow may be compromised.

The Governor’s Workforce Board Incumbent Worker Training Grant (IWTG) Program, funded by the State Job Development, addresses this issue.

Encouraging Rhode Island employers to invest in their workforce enhances the overall competitiveness of the Rhode Island economy while delivering transferable skills to their employees which increases their earning potential and employability.

When workers lack needed training and businesses experience skill gaps, the company’s ability to compete, expand, and retain workers can be compromised. Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program, funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and administered by CareerSource Florida (CSF) addresses such needs. The IWT Program was created for the purpose of providing grant funding for continuing education and training of incumbent employees at existing Florida businesses. The program will provide reimbursement grants to businesses that pay for pre-approved, direct, training-related costs. Currently, companies may receive a reimbursement rate up to 50% or 75%.

The Michigan Workforce Development Agency is recognized as an innovative and effective talent system supporting a healthy, resilient economy that improves the quality of life in Michigan. They partner to provide a demand-driven talent system that supports business growth and a diverse skilled workforce.

New Jersey
New Jersey’s Workforce Development partnership program was established in 1992. One provision of the law provides grant funding for customized skills training for workers and businesses located in New Jersey. The Workforce Development Partnership is funded through a dedicated assessment on workers and their employers and is a key component in the governor’s economic growth strategy.
Applications for funding are customized to meet specific business needs, with an emphasis on training front-line workers. In accordance with the Workforce Development Partnership law, most of the individuals receiving customized training will be trained primarily for work in the direct production of good and services.
The Customized Training program benefits both employees and business by enhancing the skills of workers, thereby increasing their productivity and the competitiveness of the employer. This investment by the state is expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs and an increase in wages for the trained workers.

A robust, motivated, well-educated, and highly trained workforce is critical for the retention and expansion of all businesses in Ohio. In their efforts to improve their economic competitiveness, employers must find ways to consistently upgrade the skills of their workforce through educational and training opportunities. To this end, the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program will fill a gap in current workforce development programs by providing needed training dollars to Ohio’s incumbent workforce through a unique public-private partnership. The ultimate goal of this program is twofold: allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever changing economy.
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.

QSG’s grant policy:
There are no upfront costs or out of pocket expenses. If for any reason your grant application is turned down, you owe us nothing.

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