Valley Regional Medical Center Partners with Texas State Technical College for $202,162 Job-Training Grant

Date: April 10, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Valley Regional Medical Center has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $202,162 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area.

“The partnership between Valley Regional Medical Center and Texas State Technical 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 153 new and incumbent workers for training in industry-related topics such as vocational nursing, physical therapy and accounting. Trainees will include administrative assistants, cardiac lab technicians, diagnostic imaging technician, nursing assistant and social workers.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. During fiscal year 2018, the grants supported the creation of 4,682 new jobs. 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.

TSTC contact: Executive Director Workforce Training and Continuing Education Isidro Ramos, 956-433-7253 or isidro.ramos@tstc.edu

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