Corpus Christi Medical Center Partners with Del Mar College for $464,747 Job-Training Grant

Date: October 23. 2019

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN - Corpus Christi Medical Center has partnered with Del Mar College to provide job training using a $464,747 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend area.

“The partnership between Corpus Christi Medical Center and Del Mar College on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Collaborations like this grant improve the skills of Texas workers and ensures our labor force remains among the most talented in the world.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 278 new and incumbent workers in healthcare. Trainees will include registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, case managers and others. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $23.14.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Del Mar College contact: Melinda Eddleman, DMC Associate Director of Media Relations, 361-815-4111 or meddlem@delmar.edu

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