Workforce board gives out $810K in training grants


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's workforce development board is awarding $810,000 to four dozen companies to provide skills training for workers.

The Governor's Workforce Board said the grants will go toward providing training opportunities for 2,700 employees. The grants range in amount from $5,000 to $40,000.

One third of the companies qualified for bonus funding because they agreed to provide subsidized work experiences for individuals between the ages of 14 and 24.

Among those getting grants are Family Service of Rhode Island, GTECH Corp., Bank Newport, Senesco Marine, Gem Plumbing and Heating Services, AAA Southern New England and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Any business in the state that contributes to the job development fund can apply for Workforce Board training grants.

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