Governor Awards Wellness Healthcare Products Job Training Grant
WELLNESS HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS AWARDED $14,849
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $14,849 to Wellness Healthcare Products in Cookeville for incumbent worker training. More than $3 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2005-06 benefiting almost 15,000 Tennessee workers who retained their jobs and received skill upgrades.
“The Incumbent Worker Training Grants are essential to help Tennessee’s workers look to the future with job growth and stability,” said Governor Bredesen. “This grant will help keep this company competitive and increase the skills of their talented employees.”
“The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides grant funding for customized training for existing businesses,” said Commissioner Neeley. “I am proud to award this grant money to keep area workers on the job.”
“I commend Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley for awarding the Incumbent Worker grant to Wellness Healthcare Product,” said Senator Charlotte Burks. “This will help keep Putnam County workers employed and help improve our economy.”
“The Incumbent Worker grants are a wonderful tool for companies to train their workers in the latest technology and production skills,” said Representative Jere Hargrove.
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency played a vital role in awarding this grant to Wellness Healthcare Products.
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.