RedZone Coil Tubing Partners with Kilgore College for $233,262 Job-Training Grant

Date: June 9, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ RedZone Coil Tubing LLC has partnered with Kilgore College to provide job training using a $233,262 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Permian Basin and East Texas areas.

“The partnership between RedZone Coil Tubing and Kilgore 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 customized training to 149 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on oil and gas standards for on-shore exploration. Trainees will include coil tube operators, engineering mechanics, fluid pump operators, ground hands and information technology coordinators. Upon successful completion of training, trainees may be eligible for SafeLand, Aerial Lift and ForkLift certifications. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $20.88.

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.

Kilgore College contact: Coordinator of Public and Sports Information Chris Craddock, 903-983-8181 or ccraddock@kilgore.edu

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