Small Business Administration Announces Winners of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the winners of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition this week. The SBA awarded $1 million in prize money to competition winners.
"It is my privilege to announce the twelve winners of the SBA s MaTCH Pilot Competition. The MaTCH competition is a testament to the SBA's commitment to identifying employment opportunities and supporting small business' workforce recruitment and retention," said Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton. "Makerspaces are uniquely positioned to help innovate training for the workforces of today and tomorrow, and spur economic development across the country. Through the MaTCH competition, the winners will be able to directly support vocational education, develop apprenticeships, and cultivate access to entrepreneurship. In addition, I am pleased to note that multiple winners are located in Opportunity Zones where job creation and investments are moving forward to revitalize communities."
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