Axis Pipe and Tube Inc. Partners with Blinn College for $469,880 Job-Training Grant

Date: February 16, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ Axis Pipe and Tube Inc. has partnered with Blinn College to provide job training using a $469,880 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley area.

“The partnership with Axis Pipe and Tube Inc. and Blinn College will facilitate customized training for 200 new and current employees on manufacturing of products for the oil and gas industry,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth Ruggero Hughs. “This grant is a smart investment for the local community, that will create new employment opportunities across the Brazos Valley.”

Trainees will include forklift operators, lab tech/inspectors and production operator/fabricators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $32.66.

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

Blinn College contact: Communications and Media Relations Director Richard Bray, 979-209-7285 or


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