Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $10 million in Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) grants that will train more than 6,500 workers and add an expected 1,361 new jobs by 2021. The 96 grants awarded involve 133 companies from across the Commonwealth. These grants will fund customized training that promotes job growth, retention and increased opportunity for workers.
“By funding training partnerships such as the Workforce Training Fund Program, employees do not have to enroll in outside classes to increase their earnings and advance in their careers, and employers can invest in their existing workforce in a tight labor market,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito.
Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc. was awarded $111,820 to train 42 workers. Through the training initiatives possible from the grant, 14 additional jobs are expected by 2021 and we hope to build skills to strengthen both our company and the economy of the Commonwealth.
“The Workforce Training Fund is lifelong learning in action: customized training that is affordable, highly effective, and efficient in delivering the skills that employers seek in employees,” said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta. “Last fiscal year, the program continued its record of exceptional job growth. Employers that completed WTFP-funded training initiatives added jobs at eight times the state rate and four times the national rate.”
Fitzemeyer & Tocci is committed to investing in the continued development of our workforce. Visit our career page for more information about the perks of working at F&T.
This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.