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Lamar State College-Orange in partnership with Arlanxeo USA LLC and Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Awarded Grants Totaling $652,724

Date:  Jan. 23, 2020

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two individual grants: a $467,816 Skills Development Fund grant and a $184,908 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas area.

“When state government partners with Lamar State College-Orange and local businesses like Arlanxeo to help local workers upgrade their skills to excel at high-paying jobs, everybody wins,” said state Rep. Dade Phelan. “We are delighted to support local businesses wanting to expand manufacturing in our region.”

“Congratulations to Lamar State College-Orange, Arlanxeo and Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas on these partnerships that will provide job opportunities and state of the art training in the manufacturing industry," said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “These investments will foster the strategic partnership needed between education and workforce that benefits everyone in the Southeast Texas region.”

The Texas Workforce Commission awarded Arlanxeo USA LLC in partnership with Lamar State College-Orange a $467,816 Skills Development Fund grant to provide job training. This grant will be used to provide custom training to 302 new and incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry. Trainees will include chemical and mechanical engineers, maintenance planners and production supervisors.

TWC has also awarded Lamar State College-Orange a $184,908 Jobs and Education for Texans grant. The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers as petroleum pump system and refinery operators.

The JET program provides funding for equipment to eligible educational institutions for the purpose of developing career and technical education courses and may include courses offering dual-credit and technical education programs. The equipment must be used to train students in high-demand occupations that includes those in the petroleum industry.

Lamar State College-Orange Contact: Thera Celestine, Community and Workforce Education Director 409-882-3010 or Thera.Celestine@lsco.edu


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