Doclo Packaging Division of Tekni-Plex Partners with Mountain View College for $429,573 Job-Training Grant

Date: October 31, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Dolco Packaging Division of Tekni-Plex, Inc has partnered with Mountain View College to provide job training using a $429,573 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Dallas area.

“Partnerships between community colleges and Texas employers provide opportunities for workers to obtain needed skills and employers to retain a diversified workforce,” said state Rep. Yvonne Davis.

“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 189 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on circuits, control systems, welding, tooling and molding construction. Trainees will include electronic technicians, material handlers, plant controllers, production operators and warehouse personnel. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $17.65.

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.

Mountain View College contact: Assistant Marketing Director Alice Rios, 214-860-8722 or alicerios@dcccd.edu

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