FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 6, 2008
(615) 741-2257
 


GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO ROANE COUNTY EMPLOYER
$5,050 TO BAYOU STEEL CORPORATION

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $5,050 to Bayou Steel Corporation in Harriman, Tenn. The grant will pay for training in basic and advanced computer systems for 19 employees. 

“I am pleased these funds will be used for computer systems training in Roane County,” said Governor Bredesen.  “These grants provide training employees need to remain competitive and help our state move forward with providing skilled workers and high paying jobs.”

“I am proud to award this grant money to help train workers in Roane County,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Since July 1, 2007, the Workforce Development Division has obligated $1.5 million to Tennessee companies in Incumbent Worker projects, training more than 5,000 workers.”

“I commend the Governor and Commissioner for helping Tennessee companies with training grants,” said Senator Tommy Kilby.  “The Incumbent Worker grants are an integral part of the Governor’s special emphasis on job development in our state.”

“The Incumbent Worker grants keep companies competitive and profitable,” said Representative Dennis Ferguson.  “I applaud the Governor for awarding this grant to this Roane County employer and helping to improve our economy.”

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency was instrumental in awarding the grant to Bayou Steel Corporation.

 

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