NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $13,000 to National Industrial Concepts, Inc. in Sumner County, Tennessee. Incumbent Worker Training grants assist existing employers with training needs and averting possible layoffs. Over the past three years the Incumbent Worker Training grants have totaled more than $5.9 million to assist more than 24,000 employees.
"It is vital for Tennessee employers to continually train and upgrade the skills of their workers for our state to remain economically competitive," said Governor Phil Bredesen. " Tennessee businesses struggling with downsizing or layoffs can now use the Incumbent Worker Grants to retrain their existing employees in order to make their businesses more productive and the skills of their employees more valuable."
“I am proud to award this grant money to keep area workers on the job,” said Commissioner Neeley. “Not only will this company benefit from the grant, but the communities of Sumner County will benefit as well."
“I am pleased Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley have awarded the Incumbent Worker grant to National Industrial Concepts, Inc.,” said Senator Diane Black. “This will help keep Sumner County workers employed and help improve our economy.”
“I commend the state for awarding this grant to National Industrial Concepts, Inc.,” said Representative Debra Young Maggart.
Workforce Essentials played a key role in awarding the grant to National Industrial Concepts, Inc.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers the Incumbent Worker Training program.
The program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives . The business may use public, private, or its own in-house training provider based on the nature of the training.