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QCC to educate companies on available funds for employee training

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at]

WORCESTER, MA—October 23, 2017—Quinsigamond Community College’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education will be hosting a free information session designed to help businesses learn about and capitalize on the state’s Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP). This funding is intended to aid Massachusetts company employers in upgrading their workers’ skills and increasing their businesses’ productivity. The informational event will take place on Friday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at QCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester.

“This information session is a tremendous resource for company employers. They can ask questions and become informed of what’s available to them,” said QCC’s Business Development Specialist, Christine McNally. “This just may be the best hour and a half investment an employer can make.”

The WTFP provides opportunities to address business productivity by offering resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current, as well as newly hired employees. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 are awarded competitively to Massachusetts employers. QCC’s information session will discuss each program option, its requirements, available funding, and how to apply.

The three programs to be addressed will include:

The General Program - all size businesses are eligible to apply. Maximum grant is $250,000.
The Express Program - designed for 100 or fewer employees. Grant funds are limited to $30,000 per company, per calendar year and to $3,000 per employee per course.
The Direct Access Program - geared for smaller-scale training needs. Training slots are available free of charge to businesses that are eligible for the Workforce Training Fund.

QCC has worked with a multitude of companies over the years designing specific workforce training programs that met each company’s specific and unique needs. Training programs are offered at a company’s site, at QCC, or even online.

“QCC has met the needs of the business community by offering workforce training programs and curriculum that align with the needs of the workforce at large,” said Ms. McNally. “Empowering your employees through workforce training, empowers your company to reach new levels of success.”

For more information on the session, contact Ms. McNally at cmcnally [at] .

For more information on QCC, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [at] .

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Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.