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Governor's Workforce Board Announces Incumbent Training Grant Recipients

More than $800,000 Awarded to Train Nearly 2,700 Employees

Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board Rhode Island has awarded $810,000 in matching Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of nearly 2,700 employees of 48 Rhode Island-based companies. Grants range in size from $5,000 to $40,000. By agreeing to offer subsidized work experiences for Rhode Island youth ages 14-24, one third of the grant recipients qualified for bonus funding. Grant applications were reviewed through a Request for Proposals issued earlier this spring. Any Rhode Island business that contributes to the state Job Development Fund is eligible to apply for GWB training grants.

Coventry •Preventure received $24,999 to train 50 employees.

Cranston

•DiPrete Engineering Associates, Inc. received $9,999 to train 40 employees; it also received $9,999 youth bonus funding.

•Saccoccio and Associates Architects received $6,400 to train seven employees; it also received $5,000 in youth bonus funding.

East Greenwich

•Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Inc. received $5,383 to train six employees; it also received $5,000 in youth bonus funding.

East Providence

•MicroPEP received $22,950 to train 53 employees.

•United Methodist Elder Care-Linn Health Care Center received $9,945 to train 34 employees.

Johnston

•Dama Jewelry Technology, Inc. received $7,774 to train seven employees.

Lincoln

•Bego USA, Inc. received $9,999 to train 16 employees.

•Epoch Sleep Centers, LLC received $7,000 to train nice employees.

•Gem Mechanical Services, Inc. received $5,184 to train 12 employees.

•Gem Plumbing and Heating Services, Inc. received $24,967 to train 76 employees.

Middletown

•BankNewport received $29,668 to train 107 employees.

•Eye Care for Rhode Island received $9,560 to train 15 employees.

North Kingstown

•Hayward Industries received $40,000 to train 150 employees.

•Ocean State Jobbers, Inc. received $8,403 to train five employees.

•Senesco Marine, LLC received $9,380 to train six employees; it also received $5,000 in youth bonus funding.

Pawtucket

•Ahlers Design received $8,150 to train three employees; it also received $8,150 in youth bonus funding.

•Envision Technology Advisors received $10,348 to train five employees.

•International Packaging Corp., LLC received $39,600 to train 155 employees.

Portsmouth

•Raytheon Systems Co. received $40,000 to train nine employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding.

Providence

•(add)Ventures received $5,670 to train 10 employees.

•AAA Southern New England received $19,700 to train 48 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding.

•Capital Good Fund received $5,050 in matching funds to train 11 employees.

•Care Resource received $9,000 to train 80 employees.

•Center for Southeast Asians received $9,999 to train 16 employees.

•Crossroads Rhode Island received $14,478 to train 35 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding

•Family Service of Rhode Island received $35,003 to train 350 employees; it also received $10,000 youth bonus funding

•GTECH Corporation received $20,500 to train 128 employees.

•Healthcentric Advisors received $9,999 to train 15 employees.

•Highlander Charter School received $24,630 to train 45 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding.

•Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi and DeRienzo received $23,980 to train 39 employees.

•Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island received $40,000 to train 260 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding.

•Professional Facilities Management, Inc.: $9,999 to train 40

•Rhode Island Community Food Bank received $6,000 to train 19 employees.

•Sansiveri, Kimball and Co., LLP received $9,999 to train 36 employees.

•Siena Restaurant Group received $23,050 to train 130 employees.

•Umicore Thin Film Products received $10,721 to train 93 employees.

Smithfield

•A.G.I. Construction, Inc. received $25,000 to train 125 employees.

Wakefield

•South County Artificial Limb and Brace received $9,900 to train four employees; it also received $9,900 in youth bonus funding

Warwick

•Atrion Networking Corp. received $24,999 to train 32 employees.

•Hampton Inn and Suites received $8,658 to train two employees; it also received $8,658 in youth bonus funding.

•Herff Jones, Inc. received $4,390 to train 20 employees.

•Overhead Door Company of Providence received $9,966 to train 38 employees.

•Quick Fitting, Inc. received $9,975 to train 43 employees.

•Vishay Electrofilms, Inc. received $34,823 to train 110 employees.

West Warwick

•Astro-Med, Inc. received $24,999 to train 50 employees. It also received $5,000 in youth bonus funding.

Woonsocket

•Brickle Group / Hyman Brickle and Son received $24,999 to train 80 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding

Wyoming

•VIBCO, Inc. received $24,550 to train 70 employees; it also received $10,000 in youth bonus funding

The Governor's Workforce Board is the primary policy-making body on workforce development matters for the State of Rhode Island. Since its inception in 2005, the Governor's Workforce Board has made more than $66 million in strategic investments that reward collaboration among the state's employment, education and economic development entities. For more information on the board and any upcoming grant opportunities, visit www.gwb.ri.gov.

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Department or agency: Office of the Governor

Online: http://www.governor.ri.gov

Release date: 06-20-2013

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