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July 17, 2013

The state will dole out $4.5 million to various Massachusetts workforce organizations, community colleges, tech schools, and career centers for skills training and workforce development, according to Governor Deval Patrick.

The grants will be used to train more than 850 job seekers in the healthcare, manufacturing, construction, early education, hotel and hospitality, and financial services fields, according to a press release.

The money comes from the Workforce Competitive Trust Fund, which Patrick established in August 2012. The Fund was established to train and upgrade the skills of new and incumbent workers, according to a press release.

Fifteen different grant recipients across the state will receive between $200,000 and $500,000. Grant recipients include Action for Boston Community Development, Community Work Services, the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, among others.

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