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New state program funds training for two jobs at Taos company

By Doug Cantwel
dcantwell@taosnews.com
Posted 10/11/19

Splitter Designs, a Taos company founded by outdoorsman Peter Gilroy that crafts jewelry and accessories inspired by the mountains, has received funding from a new state program to train two …

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New state program funds training for two jobs at Taos company

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Splitter Designs, a Taos company founded by outdoorsman Peter Gilroy that crafts jewelry and accessories inspired by the mountains, has received funding from a new state program to train two employees.

"We've actually been growing quite a bit," Gilroy said in a phone interview Friday (Oct. 11). "We now have distribution in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest."

The Joint Training Incentive Program, established by New Mexico’s Department of Economic Development, has provided funds to businesses in Taos and four other communities to help them train 69 new employees and one intern. JTIP, as it’s known, is regarded as one of the most generous state-funded training programs in the country, providing an average wage of $27 per hour for trainee positions for up to six months. Total funding for the 69 jobs will exceed $598,000.

Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the new jobs in that business and the trainees themselves. The JTIP Board meets monthly to consider proposals and amendments from employers.

Eligibility guidelines can be found on the EDD website

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