Toyotetsu Texas Inc. and Forma Automotive LLC Collaborate with Alamo Colleges District for a $269,464 Skills Development Fund Grant

Date: April 25,  2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Toyotetsu Texas Inc. and Forma Automotive LLC have collaborated with Alamo Colleges District for a $269,464 Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Alamo area.

“We are pleased to present this grant to Alamo Colleges, and their partners which will provide customized training in the automotive industry,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Robert Thomas. “This partnership will not only bring new jobs to the Alamo area but ensure students have the skills necessary to support themselves and contribute to their communities.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 153 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with a focus on manufacturing. Trainees will include production assistants, skilled maintenance team leads, and accounting clerks.

"In our great family of companies at Toyota, the term "kaizen", or "continuous improvement", is the foundation of Toyota's success! This collaboration between Toyotetsu Texas Inc., Forma Automotive LLC, Alamo Colleges and the Texas Workforce Commission, will not only be a great improvement, but a continuing success to our Toyota campus here in our community. I support this great initiative and congratulate all parties!" said state Rep. Leo Pacheco.

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 TWCwebsite at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Alamo Colleges District contact: Communication Coordinator Kay Hendricks, 210-485-0049 or khendricks@alamo.edu

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