1st National Bank of Manchester Receives Grant

grant_moneyGovernor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $15,014 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to First National Bank of Manchester. Incumbent Worker Training Grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs of their employees.
“We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part of the effort to meet the demands of a very competitive marketplace,” said Governor Haslam.
“So far this year, we have awarded more than $546,000 in Incumbent Worker Grants to 25 Tennessee businesses benefiting 537 workers,” said Commissioner Phillips. “Since the program’s inception,
Incumbent Worker Grants have assisted 675 businesses by providing nearly $16 million to train approximately 53,000 employees.”
In their application for the grant, First National Bank of Manchester stated this grant would upgrade skills while cross-training employees on necessary computer applications, allowing the company to be more competitive and helping to maintain the current workforce.
Workforce Solutions played a key role in awarding the grant to First National Bank of Manchester.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers the Incumbent Worker Training program. The program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business’s training objectives. The business may use public, private, or its own in-house training provider based on the nature of the training.