BASF Corp. Partners with Brazosport College for $373,979 Job-Training Grant

Date: Feb. 20, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ BASF Corp. and Brazosport College have partnered to provide job training using a $373,979 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area.

“Congratulations to BASF Corp. and Brazosport College on this Skills Development Fund grant,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “This grant will train a new generation of engineer technicians and operators in the Gulf Coast region.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 205 new workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on chemical plant operations, including troubleshooting, pipefitting and hazardous materials management. Trainees will include engineer technicians and operators.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 385,633 jobs throughout Texas. During fiscal year 2019, the grants supported the creation of 3,568 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 theTWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Brazosport College contact: Billy Loveless, Billy.loveless@brazosport.edu, 979-230-3273.

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