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AppRiver Awarded Incumbent Worker Training Grant

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it has been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is funded by the Federal Workforce Investment Act and administered by Workforce Florida, Inc. The purpose of the program is to provide grants to employers to assist with certain expenses associated with skills upgrade training for full-time employees of the company. The 12-month grant awarded to AppRiver will help fund customized training courses for more than 115 employees.

"We are honored to have been chosen as a grant recipient," said Michael Murdoch, CEO, AppRiver. "Linking training and education programs with the needs of business is a smart investment. By offering the latest IT training to our employees, the company is well positioned to grow and successfully navigate the ever evolving technology landscape."

The Incumbent Worker Training Program was designed to be flexible in order to meet unique business training objectives. Businesses may use public, private, or their own in-house training facilities. The grant also allows for flexibility and creativity so companies may identify innovative strategies and modern technologies to incorporate into training curriculum.

"The IWT grant will enable AppRiver employees to stay on the cutting edge of technology and enable the company to further grow. TEAM enjoyed being involved in the process and will continue to assist area businesses every step of the way," said Shannon Ogletree, associate director, TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Inc.

Founded in 2002, AppRiver provides award-winning hosted e-mail and Web security solutions to more than 45,000 businesses around the globe, without the need for additional software or hardware. To sustain high performance and continue superior business results, AppRiver offers employee programs through an internal training program, referred to as AppRiver University. Incorporating four critical factors of employee engagement-opportunity, learning, quality of life and work-life balance-AppRiver provides on-site training/certification opportunities for employees, offering several courses designed to develop both technical and professional skills.

"AppRiver University demonstrates our organization's commitment to employee knowledge and practice," said Gretchen Clarke, director of training and development, AppRiver. "We look forward to applying IWT grant funds to future course offerings to further develop the skills of our employees."

TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Inc., alongside Workforce Florida, Inc., assisted AppRiver in receiving an Incumbent Worker Training grant.