Braskem America Partners with Brazosport College for $234,830 Job-Training Grant

DATE: April 27, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Givens
PHONE: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ Braskem America Inc. has partnered with Brazosport College to provide job training using a $234,830 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Gulf Coast Texas area.

“The partnership between Braskem America 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 customized training to 118 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on pump operations, process equipment, industrial control circuitry and safety/rescue training. Trainees will include production engineers, electrical technicians, process specialists, and lab technicians. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $35.89.

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.

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

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