Businesses Receive $246,000 to Invest in Workers’ Skills

Raleigh, NC – May 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — North Carolina employers have received a boost in workforce investments, thanks to a grant program through NCWorks.

Thirty-one of the state’s employers received grants this month totaling $246,807 to train 612 workers.  The federally funded NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grants are reimbursements awarded twice a year to employers who qualify for financial assistance in workforce training. As a result, more businesses enhance employee talent and workers can sharpen their skills through training at no cost to themselves.

“When our workforce is strong, our businesses grow and boost our economy,” said Commerce Secretary John Skvarla.  “This is a sound investment, and North Carolina will reap the benefits from this program for years to come.”

During each funding round, employers work with their local Workforce Development Board to submit an application to the program.  Each board reviews the applications and submits its recommendations for training grants to the Division of Workforce Solutions.

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The NCWorks initiative includes the Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development, the NC Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System.  The goal is to create a stronger alignment of services and resources to meet the workforce needs of businesses, connect North Carolinians to technical training and quality careers, and use data to monitor and assess program outcomes.  For more information about NCWorks, visit www.nccommerce.com/ncworks.

The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions is a part of the N.C. Department of Commerce.  For more information about the division, visit www.nccommerce.com/workforce.

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