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My Town: Greenville businesses awarded training grants
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My Town: Greenville businesses awarded training grants

GREENVILLE, Mich.—More than a dozen workers in Greenville will get extra training thanks to a new round of grants.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Skilled Trades Training Fund recently awarded money to five businesses in Greenville and Alma.

“While our economy continues to gain momentum, some companies seeking specific skilled trades are not able to find trained workers,” Rep. Rick Outman said. “The Skilled Trades Training Fund, which was created by the legislature in 2013, focuses on helping businesses meet their talent challenges. These are competitive awards that not only help individual job creators, but also build a stronger overall economy in Michigan.”

The majority of funding, more than $43,000, is going to Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing in Alma to train 68 current employees in manufacturing, office and other skills.  Awardees also include Aquest in Greenville ($4,252); Greenville Tool & Dye ($18,900); K & W Tool & Machine in Greenville ($6,300); and Streamline Machine Source of Greenville ($2,835).

Outman says the Skilled Trades Training Fund’s goal is to create 1,500 jobs and retain another 3,500 jobs in Michigan.

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