Tempur Sealy International Inc. and Igloo Products Corporation Partner with Blinn College for $991,823 Skills Development Fund Grant

Date: April 4, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Tempur Sealy International Inc. and Igloo Products Corporation have partnered with Blinn College to provide job training using a $991,823 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley area.

"House District 13 has a much higher rate of manufacturing jobs per capita at 13.3% than the state average 8.9%. This Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission enables the next generation of manufacturing personnel in House District 13 to get the training needed to secure good paying jobs in that sector," Said Texas State Representative Ben Leman. "Thank you to TempurSealy International Inc, Igloo Products Corporation Partners, and Blinn College for working with the Workforce Commission to bring this job training program to us."

“Skills Development Fund grants generate opportunities for individuals to take charge of their careers and futures,” Said TWC Commissioner Robert Thomas. “This grant as well as Blinn College’s partnership with Tempur Sealy International Inc. and Ingloo Products Corporation invests in individuals and the future of the Brazos Valley workforce.”

Photos from the event can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 511 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with a focus on manufacturing. Trainees will include production leads, quality inspectors, warehouse shippers, forklift operators, and sales specialists. 

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.

Blinn College contact: Communications and Media Relations Director Richard Bray, 979-209-7285 or richard.bray@blinn.edu

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The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.

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