Campbell Soup Company Partners with Paris Junior College

Date: October 26, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Campbell Soup Company has partnered with Paris Junior College to provide job training using a $499,984 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area.

“It is exciting to have Campbell Soup and Paris Junior College partnering to enhance manufacturing skills for workers which are essential in maintaining economic growth in the Northeast Texas area,” said state Rep. Gary VanDeaver.

“We are pleased to make this grant to Campbell’s and Paris Junior College, which will provide manufacturing training and help maintain a highly skilled workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “This partnership focuses on specialized technical skills training needed to support this high-demand industry in the Paris area.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 486 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on ammonia refrigeration, boiler equipment, case packing and rotary pressure sterilizer training. Trainees will include inspection and quality technicians, safety technicians, team leaders, operation workers, filling and packing machine operators, maintenance workers, electronics mechanics, warehouse worker, production supervisors, and warehouse receiving leaders. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $22.41.

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.

Paris Junior College contact: Director of Marketing and Public Relations Margaret Ruff, 903-782-0247 or mruff@parisjc.edu

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