Construction Consortium Partners with North Lake College for $1.9M Job-Training Grant

Date: October 26, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A Construction Consortium including DynaTen Corp., Polk Mechanical Co. and TDIndustries Inc, has partnered with North Lake College to provide job training using a $1,933,178 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Tarrant County and Dallas areas of Texas.

“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our community colleges to the benefit of employers and the community. We are pleased to make this investment.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 1,164 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning services, blueprint reading, pipefitting, plumbing, sheet metal, welding and construction contracts. Trainees will include sheet metal workers, plumbers, pipefitters, welders, material handlers, building technicians and general helpers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $23.08.

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.

North Lake College contact: Associate Dean Workforce Development Catherine Simpson, 817-707-7707 or catherinesimpson2dcccd.edu

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