Department of Labor and Workforce Development awards Putnam County Job Training Grants

By | April 29, 2016 6:51 am

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today Thursday the department has awarded $50,000 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to three companies in Putnam County. Incumbent Worker Training Grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs of their employees.

The following criteria must be met to qualify for the Incumbent Worker Training Program. Employers must be in operation in Tennessee for at least one year prior to application date. Employers must have at least five full-time employees, demonstrate financial viability and be current on all state tax obligations. Funding priority is given to businesses whose grant proposals represent a significant layoff avoidance strategy and represent a significant upgrade of skills.

  • G&L Manufacturing awarded $22,000 to train 31 workers in Advanced PLC Programming, Six Sigma – Greenbelt and ISO International Auditing.
  • Flowserve Corporation awarded $3,000 to train five workers in inventory HSM training.
  • Encompass Manufacturing awarded $25,000 to train 24 workers in Math & Essentials Molding/Decoupled Workshops.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency played a key role in awarding these grants to G&L Manufacturing, Flowserve Corporation and Encompass Manufacturing.

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