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TRAINING PROGRAM HELPS LAID-OFF THIOKOL WORKERS

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Nearly half the 310 workers laid off at Thiokol Corp. have received help through a $2.5 million fund provided through the Department of Labor.

Roger Jones, director of the Bear River Association of Governments, reported to Box Elder County commissioners on the status of the BRAG Job Train-ing/Readjustment Assistance program initiated to help workers displaced by the Thiokol layoffs.About 44 percent of the recipients reside in Box Elder county, Jones said.

Administered through Brig-ham City Job Service, the program helps financially with both short- and long-term training, entrepreneurial skills training, relocation and job-in-ter-viewing expenses.

Of the 131 people enrolled in long-term training at universities and trade schools, most are working toward degrees or certificates in areas related to business information systems, electronic engineering, business, human resource management or drafting.