Batesville Gets State Money For Job Training

Outside Batesville plant in Manchester... By Barry West

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis have awarded $25,000 to Batesville Manufacturing, Inc. in Manchester for job training.

“If Tennessee is going to become the number one location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs, then we must offer a well-trained workforce to employers,” said Governor Haslam. “This kind of training grant not only helps educate workers, but also provides incentive to employers looking to relocate or expand in Tennessee.”

In their application for the grant, Batesville Manufacturing, Inc. stated this grant will directly contribute to improving company processes by aligning skills required to produce 18- and 20-gauge burial caskets with the current and future processes and capital investments. The training will provide their associates with the tools needed to efficiently manufacture and assemble burial caskets and help to ensure cost improvement.

“I would like to thank Governor Haslam and Commissioner Davis for their involvement in awarding this grant to the workers of Coffee County,” said Senator Eric Stewart.

“By investing in the skills of Tennessee’s workforce, we’re also investing in our future economic success,” said Representative Judd Matheny.

Workforce Solutions played a key role in awarding the grant to Batesville Manufacturing, Inc.

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.