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21 August 2018

Small Businesses Create, Train Jobs with Support from Commerce

Small Businesses Create, Train Jobs with Support from Commerce

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced grants to grow small businesses across Montana through workforce development.

The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant is a competitive grant in which a business creating good-paying jobs may be reimbursed for costs of training its new employees. For this cycle, Commerce will reimburse up to $342,722 to train employees for an estimated 183 new jobs.

“Job creation and workforce training go hand in hand,” said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. “By doing both, Montana’s small businesses are growing, creating opportunities, and investing in their employees’ success all at the same time.”

Full List of Grant Recipients:

  • Montana Fabrication Works, LLC of Stevensville will receive up to $51,680 to train for an estimated 38 new full-time jobs. Montana Fabrication Works is an industrial manufacturer that provides services in bulk material handling, agricultural machinery and water technologies.
  • Ascent Vision Technologies of Belgrade will receive up to $50,000 to train for an estimated 10 new full-time jobs. Ascent Vision Technology provides precision optical payload technology for Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) and stabilized imagery to the manned and unmanned aerospace industries.
  • 2101, LLC dba Intercontinental Truck Body Company of Anaconda will receive up to $30,000 to train for an estimated six new full-time jobs. Intercontinental Truck Body Company uses its proprietary Snaplock design to manufacture aluminum products for a variety of applications.
  • Montana Precision Products of Butte will receive up to $44,654 to train for an estimated 41 new full-time jobs. Montana Precision Products produces small structural castings and tube and duct assemblies used for commercial aircraft, land and marine engines.
  • Advanced Technology Group, Inc. of Missoula will receive up to $50,000 to train for an estimated 10 new full-time jobs. Advanced Technology Group is an information technology consulting business that helps clients develop strategies, implement IT solutions and streamline business operations.
  • ClassPass, Inc. of Missoula will receive up to $116,388 to train for an estimated 78 new full-time jobs. ClassPass, Inc. connects members to a variety of fitness experiences and is the leading membership to the world’s largest fitness network.

Learn more at WTG.MT.GOV.

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