Late last week, Nashoba Tech was awarded $500,000 to expand its advanced manufacturing career programming and provide additional training opportunities for veterans and chronically unemployed populations.
The grant was part of $9.3 million awarded to 35 high schools and community colleges across the state to provide vocational opportunities in high-demand industries in what has been dubbed the Workforce Skills Capital Grant program.
“Workforce skills education and training plays an enormous role in economic and personal development by helping residents acquire the skills they need to connect with promising careers,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “These vocational-technical education equipment grants will help build stronger communities and a more competitive business environment that ensures more residents have the skills they need to succeed in and support the Commonwealth’s economic future.”
The Governor’s office has recently filed economic development legislation requests for an additional $75 million in capital authorization related to additional training grants.