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Workforce Training Fund Announces Changes

Worcester, MA (December 23, 2015) - At the December 15, 2015 Workforce Training Fund Advisory Board meeting the members approved the following policy changes for the Workforce Training Fund Technical Assistance Grants effective January 15, 2016:

  • Grants will be awarded for a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $10,000
  • Grants will not exceed 6 months in length
  • Grants will only be awarded to organizations that are engaged in designing a training plan for a consortium of businesses

At the same time, the State will begin accepting a new Technical Assistance Application. The new application is a streamlined, web-based form that can be accessed remotely from any computer and completed in multiple browser sessions via a save-and-continue capability. The application includes the web form along with required attachments that can be uploaded to and submitted with the form.

The current PDF application will be accepted and existing grant policies honored up until Thursday, January 14, 2016. Beginning Friday, January 15, 2016, only the new web-based application will be accepted and the above changes will take effect.

Inquiries: Please contact Stephen Lavery at smlavery@commcorp.org or 617-717-6906 if you have questions.

The Workforce Training Fund is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY 1-800-439-2370 - Voice 1-800-439-0183

For more information about how Workforce Central Career Center can help your business with its hiring needs, please contact your local Business Service Representative.

Hari Narayanan
Business Service Representative
Workforce Central Career Center - Milford
Tel: 508.478.4300 x 122
Email: hnarayanan@detma.org

Donna Joyce
Business Service Representative
Workforce Central Career Center - Southbridge
Tel: 508.765.6430
Email: djoyce@detma.org

John McCarthy
Business Service Representative
Workforce Central Career Center - Worcester
Tel: 508.799.1600 x 604
Email: jmccarthy@detma.org

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