NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley will award Modine, Teledyne Electronic Manufacturing Services, Magotteaux, TEAMLINDEN, Johnson Controls, Hubbell Power Systems, UCAR Carbon Company, The Timkin Corporation and Clark Container Inc. close to $154,000 in job training grants. A ceremony will take place on Monday, October 24, at First National Bank in Pulaski, Tennessee.
These Incumbent Worker Training Grants are several of many to be awarded to help Tennessee companies avoid downsizing and keep jobs in the state. More than $1 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2004-2005 benefiting more than 6,000 Tennessee workers. The South Central Workforce Board plays a key role in awarding the grants to the companies in their eight-county area. The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development administers the Incumbent Worker Training program.