Office Furniture Warehouse in Chattanooga wins training grant

Office Furniture Warehouse in Chattanooga wins training grant

May 15th, 2018 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, left, walks with Office Furniture Warehouse owner John Jerman while touring the East Chattanooga business Tuesday before announcing business grants and initiatives.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

Office Furniture Warehouse in Chattanooga has been awarded $8,500 to reimburse the expense of company efforts to further employees' personal and professional development with the newly-adopted Incumbent Worker Training program.

The program involves a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses effectively train and retain employees by providing skills upgrades and process improvement training for existing, full-time employees.

The grant was awarded by the American Job Center in partnership with the Southeast Tennessee Development (SETD) District Office of Workforce Development.

"We are proud to partner with SETD on our training goals." says John Jerman, OFW president and founder.

Mark Kleiner, vice president of finance, said that as the company ramps up OFW training activities, it will gain efficiencies that translate into savings for customers.