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Manufacturing Consortium Partners with South Plains College for $506,719 Job-Training Grant

Date: Jan. 17, 2020

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A manufacturing consortium of Azteca Milling L.P., CSJB Holdings Inc., Red River Commodities Inc., Simflo LLC, Workforce Solutions South Plains, TMAC West Texas and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance has partnered with South Plains College to provide job training using a $506,719 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions South Plains area.

“The partnership between these manufacturing companies, local economic development alliance and South Plains College on this Skills Development Fund grant will be extremely beneficial to Lubbock and the South Plains communities,” said TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Bryan Daniel. “Our economy remains strong thanks to projects like this.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 205 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on manufacturing. Trainees will include welders, cutters, inspectors, testers and electrical engineers.

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.

South Plains College contact: Ben Alexander, bealexander@southplainscollege.edu, 806-716-4608


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