Manufacturing Consortium, TPCO America Corporation Inc. and Del Mar College Receive Job-Training Grants Totaling $1,161,997

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Date: Oct. 9, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, consisting of MMR Constructors Inc. and Brand Energy Solutions LLP, have partnered with Del Mar College to provide job training using a $1 million Skills Development Fund grant. from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend area.

In addition, TPCO America Corporation Inc. (TPCO) has partnered with Del Mar College for a $161,997 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend area.

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

“These partnerships focus on specialized industry skills training needed to support these high-demand industries in the Coastal Bend area,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “This joint investment benefits employers, citizens, and communities, and contributes to keeping Texas the best state in the country for business.”

The Manufacturing Consortium $1 million Skills Development Fund grant will be used to provide customized training to 556 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused training that includes trouble shooting, power distribution and maintenance and wiring. Trainees will include electricians, first-line supervisors and apprentice-electricians. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $18.96.

The TPCO $161,997 Skills Development Fund grant will be used to provide customized training to 90 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused training that will allow tenured staff to continue working with pipe fabrication while trainees learn the pipe-finishing process. Trainees will include roller assembly operators, pipe loaders and rotary heart furnace operators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $22.41.

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 Texas College contact: Director of Corporate Services Mary Afuso, 361-698-2407 or mafuso@delamr.edu

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