BASF Corp. Partners with Brazosport College for $157,608 Job-Training Grant


Date: May 16, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ BASF Corp. and Brazosport College have partnered to provide job training using a $157,608 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

“The partnership between BASF Corp and Brazosport College 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 will be used to provide custom training to 70 new workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on chemical plant operations, including troubleshooting, pipefitting and hazardous materials management. Trainees will include engineer technicians and operators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $36.31.

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.

Brazosport College contact:  Marketing and Communications Specialist Billy Loveless, 979-230-3273 or Billy.loveless@brazosport.edu

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