Tegra Medical has won an $82,000 workforce training grant from Commonwealth Corporation, an agency that works in partnership with industry to upskill and retain the Massachusetts workforce.
The two-year grant was given to Tegra Medical under the agency’s Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP). Awarded competitively, Tegra Medical was one of 187 companies bidding for the 150 grants allocated out of WTFP’s $19 million grant fund.
“It’s critical to keep pace with the rapid advance of medical technology to remain competitive. Tegra Medical recognizes this and invests in training and developing our employees. The WTFP grant will go a long way to supporting our ongoing commitment to workforce development,” said Marcel Niederer, VP of Operations.
WTFP workforce training grants are available to businesses of all sizes and can be used for a wide variety of training needs, from technical skills training to leadership development. Tegra Medical plans to use the funds to upskill employees in manufacturing, leadership, regulatory and quality areas at both its Franklin and Dartmouth facilities. Specific areas of training focus include cell tech manufacturing, ISO 13485 audit readiness, grinding process solutions, plastic injection molding, and customer care.
The grant awards are a strategic investment by the Healy administration in the Massachusetts workforce statewide. The goal of the WTFP is to increase business productivity and competitiveness in the state by promoting job growth, retention, and opportunity for workers.