Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Collin College for $510,246 Job-Training Grant

Date: November 9, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, including Air Liquide America, Lennox Industries, Inc, TYG Products, and UNICOM Engineering, Inc, has partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $510,246 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Dallas area.

“It is wonderful to see partnerships from various community entities working together to provide opportunities for improved work skills through customized training programs,” said state Rep. Scott Sanford.

“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 218 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on supply chain management, plastic injection molding machinery, and production inventory. Trainees will include engineers, technicians, crafters, analysts and may be eligible for Production Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, CompTIA Net+ and Internal Standards Organization certification. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $28.14.

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.

Collin College contact: Director Marketing and Communications Marisela Cadena-Smith, 972-758-3896 or mcsmith@collin.edu

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