GOVERNOR AWARDS anderson CO. COMPANIES JOB TRAINING GRANTS
Three companies in clinton and norris Awarded a combined $63,390
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $23,946 to Carton Service-Packaging Insights in Norris, $14,557 to Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, and $24,887 to SL-Tennessee both of Clinton. Incumbent Worker Training grants assist existing employers with training needs associated with skills upgrades for their employees. Over the past three years, Incumbent Worker Training grants have totaled more than $5.7 million to assist more than 22,000 employees.
"Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee’s workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy," said Governor Bredesen. "Now more than ever, it is important to continue training our workforce to keep employees and companies nationally and globally competitive."
"The Incumbent Worker Grants help companies invest in the future of their workers," said Commissioner Neeley. "I am pleased to award these grants to these Anderson County companies."
“The Incumbent Worker Grants are a good tool to keep employers and workers up to date on the latest skills training,” said Representative Jim Hackworth. “Anderson County’s economy will benefit from these grants.”
“I commend Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley for awarding these grants in Anderson County,” said Senator Randy McNally.
The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency played a key role in awarding the grants to the three Anderson County companies.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers the Incumbent Worker Training program. Employers must be in operation in Tennessee for at least one year prior to application date and 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.
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