Marvair secures Ga. work ready grant

CORDELE, Ga. — Marvair, a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products for marine and other applications, has been chosen by Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia to receive a share of the $1.4 million given to selected Georgia companies to become Certified Work Ready facilities, according to a release from the company.

The purpose the program is to increase productivity and strengthen the state’s workforce by providing support for companies to improve work readiness skills for their employees. Training expenses of up to $500 per employee and up to $50,000 per facility are reimbursed.

“The award will be used to train both existing and newly hired employees,” Nelson Rodriquez, Marvair’s quality manager, said in the release. “The candidates have a ninety day trial period to become Work Ready Certified to the required skill level. Candidates that successfully become Work Ready Certified will be awarded $100.00 bonus incentive. In addition, we will provide the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development the relevant data to document the success of the program and look forward to working with the Governor’s Office as we progress in our goal of becoming a Certified Work Ready Facility.”

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