FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANTS TO CLAIBORNE COUNTY EMPLOYERS
$25,000 TO DTR TENNESSEE INC. AND $2,185 TO DAVE CARTER AND ASSOCIATES INC.

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $25,000 to DTR Tennessee Inc., and  $2,185 to Dave Carter and Associates, Inc. both of Tazewell, Tenn. The grants will provide training in STAR Leadership, Mitsubishi Programmable Logic Controllers and Enterprise Resource Planning software. 

“I am pleased these funds will be used for leadership training and automated computer and database instruction in Claiborne 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 of Claiborne 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 Micheal Williams.  “The Incumbent Worker grants are an integral part of the Governor’s special emphasis on job development in our state.”

“The Governor’s and Commissioner’s training grants will help the economy of Claiborne County and our state as a whole,” said Representative Dennis “Coach” Roach.  “It is imperative that we continually train our workforce to update skills.”

Walters State Community College was instrumental in awarding the grants to DTR Tennessee Inc., and Dave Carter and Associates, Inc.

 

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