By Patriot Leger Staff
State Sen. Patrick O’Connor, R-Weymouth, recently announced Congruity360 LLC was awarded $74, 971 in grant funding through the Workforce Training Fund Program to train 45 workers and create an additional 15 jobs by 2021.
In the latest round of funding for the program, over $10 million went to 133 companies across the commonwealth. The awards will be used to train more than 6,500 workers and add an expected 1,361 new jobs by 2021.
“By investing in Congruity360, we’re investing in the people of the South Shore,” O’Connor said. “Upskilling the local workforce helps Massachusetts businesses grow, become more efficient and build a stronger economy. I’m very appreciative of the commitment the Baker-Polito administration has shown on this issue.”
Congruity360 is a single-source data management provider that replaces fragmented point solutions and breaks down the silos of data management strategy.
The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation, the quasi-public workforce development agency that runs the programs that teach people how to work, providing lifelong learning for careers of a lifetime.
“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.”
Since 2015, the Workforce Training Fund has awarded 809 grants totaling more than $80 million to train 60,000 workers from over 1,000 different Massachusetts businesses. This is expected to result in over 8,300 new jobs.
The fund provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 to companies in Massachusetts to pay for employee training over a two-year period. Grant recipients contribute a matching investment of at least $1 for each grant dollar awarded, with wages paid to trainees during training hours included in that investment.
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