WORCESTER, Mass. – Two million dollars in grant money aims to help provide job training and placement in high-demand industries.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced the funding Tuesday at Quinsigamond Community College's Healthcare and Workforce Development Center.
The school received $500,000 to train and place 72 participants in biotechnology technician positions.
The money is part of the Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants.
"We hear a lot from employers about we have so many jobs but just not enough people with the skills and the credentials to do them,” said Polito. “So it's like a match-making exercise and it's become more complicated because with covid it just exacerbated some of these issues and demands for these skills and at the same time has made it more imperative that we coordinate and collaborate and find the people who are looking for the jobs or looking to re-skill and match them with programs like this and into work places across our state."
Holyoke Community College, Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. also received $500,000 in grant money.