Sealed Air Partners with Vernon College for $510,896 Job-Training Grant

Date: October 2, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Sealed Air Corp. – Cryovac Division has partnered with Vernon College to provide job training using a $510,896 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the north 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 to 578 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on laminating line process, mechanical drives, press line process, warehouse operations, and bag making process. Trainees will include bag operators, die craft workers, industrial engineers, electrical engineer technicians, manufacturing process technicians, press operators, electricians, production technicians, and warehouse operators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $21.05.

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.

Vernon College contact: Associate Dean of Instructional Services Shana Drury, 940-552-6291 or sdrury@vernoncollege.edu

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