NSCC Awarded $150,000 To Provide Workforce Training

North Shore Community College’s Corporate and Professional Education Division was awarded $150,000 from the Baker-Polito administration to provide training in Supervisory/Leadership Skills. The program will be implemented through the college’s Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) Department.

The grant is part of the $2.898 million in Small Business Direct Access Program grants from the Workforce Training Fund, a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development administered by Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public state agency that fosters partnerships between industry, education, and workforce organizations.

The grant was awarded to NSCC as part of a competitive process because of the college’s demonstrated expertise, past performance, and capacity to provide high-quality training in Supervisory/Leadership Skills to regional businesses. The program will feature a ten-module, 30-hour training in which previous participants have acquired effective supervisory skills in areas such as time management, delegation, effective communications, employee performance management, and labor laws.

Dr. Dianne Palter Gill, Dean of NSCC’s Corporate and Professional Education Division, noted, “The college is so pleased to have been awarded this grant to be able to provide our area businesses and their employees the opportunity to increase their productivity by improving their skills. This free program has proven to provide new opportunities for our region’s workforce. Small businesses on the North Shore will have the chance to enroll their employees in this exciting program and send them to our Danvers campus. ”

Any company with less than 100 employees that pays into the unemployment fund, and is in good financial standing with the State of Massachusetts will be able to send people through the program, based on availability. Businesses that have more than 100 employees can apply for an Express Grant, and if approved, will be reimbursed 50% of the cost.

For additional information, contact Elaine Champagne at 978-236-1206 at North Shore Community College’s CTS.


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