Fibergrate Composite Structures Inc. and Schreiber Foods Inc. Partner with Ranger College for $775,615 Job-Training Grant


Date: May 9, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Fibergrate Composite Structures Inc. and Schreiber Foods Inc. have partnered with Ranger College to provide job training using a $775,615 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas area.

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

“The partnership of Fibergrate Composite Structures, Schreiber Foods and Ranger 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 348 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on robotic engineering, welding, programmable logic, hazardous energy management, and predictive maintenance. Trainees will include maintenance and lab technicians, machine operators, and materials handlers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $15.84.

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.

Ranger College contact: Workforce Development Grant Coordinator Rose Horst, rhorst@rangercollege.edu, 325-660-4981

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