Updated August 3 at 7:03pm

Mass. provides $6.84M for workforce training

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced $6.84 million in Workforce Training Fund grants to 87 Massachusetts companies, including several in Bristol County. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create 682 new jobs and train more than 6,300 workers, Patrick said.

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Mass. provides $6.84M for workforce training

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BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced $6.84 million in Workforce Training Fund grants to 87 Massachusetts companies, including several in Bristol County. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create 682 new jobs and train more than 6,300 workers, Patrick said.

The companies are located in 66 cities and towns across the commonwealth and training will be provided to employees in a range of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, engineering and hospitality. The fiscal 2012 budget established the Workforce Training Fund as a trust fund, allowing for collection and disbursement of funds as needed by businesses, rather than on an annual cycle.

Bristol County recipients were:

Umicore Technical Materials North America Inc. of Attleboro: $77,000, 50 employees to be trained, three additional jobs are expected to be created.

Nye Lubricants Inc. of Fairhaven: $145,200, 128 employees to be trained, eight additional jobs are expected to be created.

OD Tool And Cutter Inc. of Mansfield: $63,077, 20 employees to be trained, eight additional jobs are expected to be created.

National Lumber of Mansfield: $79,250, 79 employees to be trained, six additional jobs are expected to be created.

Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, on behalf of a consortium of New Bedford manufacturing companies, $246,356, 72 employees to be trained, 13 additional jobs are expected to be created.

• A separate grant to Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, on behalf of a consortium of New Bedford manufacturing companies, $249,172, 74 employees to be trained, eight additional jobs are expected to be created.

Bridgewater Savings Bank of Raynham: $74,640, 100 employees to be trained, three additional jobs are expected to be created. •

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