MARCH 18, 2008
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Governor Awards Marshall CoUNTY Daycare
Job Training Grant

Noah’s Ark Childcare LLC Awarded $14,068

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $14,068 to Noah’s Ark Childcare LLC  in Lewisburg, Tennessee for child care development training.

“I am pleased to award this grant for child care development training,” said Governor Bredesen. “These funds help companies provide the training they need to remain competitive and move Tennessee forward in providing more skilled workers and higher paying jobs.”

Incumbent Worker Training grants assist the state’s existing employers with training needs.  Over the past five years the Incumbent Worker Training grants have totaled more than $8.1 million, benefiting 314 companies across Tennessee. As a result of those grants, 31,998 workers have been trained, saving jobs and preventing some companies from downsizing or moving out of the state.

“I am proud to award this grant money to Noah’s Ark Childcare,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Taking care of children is one of the most important jobs in our communities.  This training will benefit both the staff and children attending the center.”

 “The Incumbent Worker grants are a wonderful tool for companies to train their workers in the latest developments in any industry from manufacturing to child care,” said Representative Eddie Bass.

The South Central Tennessee Workforce Board played a key role in awarding the grants to the Marshall County Company.


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.

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.

Senator Bill Ketron also represents Marshall County.

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