Novolex Partners with North Central Texas College for $298,225 Job-Training Grant

Date: October 17, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Novolex has partnered with North Central Texas College (NCTC) to provide job training using a $298,225 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the North Central Texas area.

“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 for 131 new and incumbent workers for manufacturing technologies with focused instruction on converting and packing equipment, electrical theories, hydraulics, machine shop basics, and manufacturing safety. Trainees will include bag machine operators, forklift drivers, millwright operators, production workers, warehouse clerks and pressman operators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $14.85.

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.

NCTC contact: Public Relations Specialist Elizabeth Dieter, 940-668-3356 or edieter@nctc.edu

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