Arlanxeo Partners with Lamar State College-Orange for $469,914 Job-Training Grant

Date: June 29, 2017

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-4693-8556

AUSTIN ⎯  Arlanxeo has partnered with Lamar State College-Orange to provide job training using a $469,914 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Southeast Texas area.

“The partnership between Arlanxeo and Lamar State College-Orange on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”

“This grant and the partnership of Arlanxeo and Lamar State College benefits the state two-fold – offering advanced training to Texans and providing Texas industries with skilled employers,” said State Rep. Dade Phelan.

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 219 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on manufacturing skills. Trainees will include chemical, industrial and mechanical engineers, production supervisors and superintendents. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $46.89.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Lamar State College-Orange contact: Workforce Development Manager Amy Moore, 409-882-3917 or amy.moore@lsco.edu

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