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    Workforce Training Fund Grants

    Opportunities exist for employers to apply for Workforce Training Fund Grants to train your workforce via various programs.  Click on this link for more information!

    Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities and Tax Credit

    Opportunities exist for employers to sponsor existing workers and new hires as Registered Apprentices (RAs) in traditional and expansion industries, including technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing.  The MA Division of Apprenticeship Standards manages this process and MHHCWB has grants that partner with them and employers to initiate new approved RAs.  The state website is at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-apprentice-standards.  There is also a possible Massachusetts Registered Apprentice Tax Credit (RATC) available for RAs in the technology, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.  Employers in these sectors may be eligible for up to a $4,800 credit per qualified apprentice.  Click here to download more information on how to apply.  For more information, contact either Melissa Scibelli or Katrina Bruce at MHHCWB, 413-787-1547.

    Work Opportunity Tax Credits

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from the following target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment – go to this page for more information: https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/ 

    For additional information about WOTC and eligible target groups, see https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/work-opportunity-tax-credit

    Click to the right for a WOTC Fact Sheet.

    For more information on any of the above, Contact Larry Martin at the MHHCWB at 413-755-1361.

    To see all the state has available to MA employers go to the Mass BizWorks website at www.mass.gov/ebe!