NEW DATE: Save Money Through the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program

Monday, November 19 2012
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Event Inquiries

Julie Deschenes, or 617-674-5136

Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA



If your company has fewer than 50 employees, you could be saving up to 50% off your training expenses through the Workforce Training Fund reimbursement program.

Join MassBioEd and Mike Corcoran, Supervisor of Operations for the State Workforce Training Fund Program to learn how you can access grant funding for training employees. 

More information on the program is below. Members with questions should join this information session of feel free to call Julie Deschenes at the MassBio Education Foundation 617-674-5136.

Please register in advance for this session.


Coffee and pastries will be served.


Workforce Training Fund Express Grants Available!

This is your money – make the most of it!

Workforce Training Fund Grants are financed by Massachusetts employers through a surcharge on the Unemployment Insurance tax.  The grants help Massachusetts businesses train current and newly hired employees.  If you company pays unemployment taxes, it is eligible to participate in the program.

The Express Program will provide 50% reimbursement to those companies with 50 or fewer employees, up to $3,000 per employee, per course with a maximum of $15,000 per year.  For smaller companies looking for some in-depth training, this is the program for you!

Cheryl Scott, the new Director of the Workforce Training Fund indicated they have streamlined the process and plan to honor a 30-day turnaround time for applicants, and have added course codes for you to include in the online application.  They are as follows:

1090064  Biotech for the Non-Scientist

1091105  Biotechnology Project Management

1091108  Current good Manufacturing Practices cGMP Training for Biotech

1091109  Improving Biotech Presentation Skills

1091106  Leadership Training for Scientist

1097881  Managing Clinical Trials

1097882  Drug Development for the Non-Scientist

1097884  Investigations & CAPA

1101247  Medical Device Overview

There are some 250 MassBio members who would benefit from the Express Training Grants Fund, and by doing so could receive significant savings over the $150 members discount. For companies with 50 or fewer employees, this program presents a unique opportunity to obtain 50% reimbursement in addition to the members savings discount on the cost of MassBioEd Foundation courses. 

The link below will bring you to the Workforce Training Fund web page, and after completing an  online questionnaire to determine if you are eligible, you will be brought to the application page. 

A certificate of good standing must also be obtained by the Department of Revenue to show the company is current with tax compliance.

Members with questions should feel free to call Julie Deschenes at the MassBio Education Foundation 617-674-5136.

MassBio and MassBio Education Foundation cannot guarantee approval through the Workforce Training Fund Express Program. Companies are only eligible to receive $30,000 within a 24-month period. To process reimbursement, employees must simply submit a copy of the invoice, proof of payment, and an evaluation of the course. Government employees are not eligible for discounts.


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