Flex-N-Gate Texas LLC Partners with Tarrant County College for $97,436 Job-Training Grant

Date: July 19, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Flex-N-Gate Texas LLC has partnered with Tarrant County College to provide job training using a $97,436 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

"The partnership between Flex-N-Gate Texas and Tarrant County 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 custom training to 53 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on maintenance, programmable logic controller and quality control instruction. Trainees will include fork lift drivers, maintenance workers, assemblers and quality technicians. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $15.73.

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.

Tarrant County College contact: Coordinator of Special Projects Robin Donovan, 817-515-2572, robin.donovan@tccd.edu

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