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Massachusetts

Workforce Training Fund Program

The Workforce Training Fund Program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. In order for the Massachusetts economy to prosper, our businesses need access to a pipeline of skilled workers so they can stay competitive and continue to grow. Read below to see how our grant programs can help your business thrive.

The Workforce Training Fund is for businesses of all sizes, but its major focus is small to medium-sized businesses. The program assists you in making an investment in your employees’ skills and your future.

 

They offer two types of grants to support the training needs of businesses across the state.

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EXPRESS PROGRAM

The Express Program provides employers with less than 100 employees fast, simple access to grant-funded training, helping businesses in Massachusetts respond to emerging needs. It is designed to help businesses respond quickly to change and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is the fastest path to funding, enhanced with an even more flexible directory of training options and 6 quick steps to success. Applications must be submitted at least 21 days before training begins.

A certificate of Good Standing is required for the application and can be downloaded from the Mass.gov website.

When applying use Course C-7782

GENERAL PROGRAM

Via General Program Training Grants, Businesses can apply for a grant up to $200,000. Employers, employer organizations, labor organizations, training providers, and consortia of such entities are encouraged to apply for funds to train current and newly hired workers. You may use a training provider of your choice. While they fund the majority of training content, courses that a company is legally mandated to provide (such as OSHA training) are not eligible for funding under this program. Training programs must be completed within two years.

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