Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Austin Community College for $312,956 Job-Training Grant

Date: July 18, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ NXP USA Inc. has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) to provide job training using a $312,956 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

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

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 custom training to 211 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on semiconductor manufacturing processes. Trainees will include equipment engineer/process engineer, manufacturing/technician supervisor, cell lead and semiconductor equipment technician/machinist. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $45.78.

“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.”

Austin Community College contact: Director, Business Operations Donald Tracy dtracy@austincc.edu or

512-223-7822.

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