Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | June 25, 2010

Chamber Members Awarded Workforce Grants

Congratulations to the Chamber member companies who were recently awarded grants from the Governor’s Workforce Council.  The grants, which range in size from $1,100 to $50,000, are designed to help Rhode Island-based employees improve their existing skill sets. Training runs the gamut from environmental design to three-dimensional modeling software, network security to Google analytics, leadership to workplace safety.

The Governor’s Workforce Board supports strategies that improve the existing skill base of the Rhode Island workforce and that anticipate the future needs of growing and emerging businesses. Since its inception in 2005, the Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded approximately $12 million in matching worker training grants that have improved the skills of more than 21,000 Rhode Island-based workers.

Chamber members that received an award include:
Central Tools
Carousel Industries of North America
Gem Plumbing & Heating Services
Lighthouse Computer Services
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
RI Community Food Bank
RI Credit Union
Washington Trust Co.

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