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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Partners with Blinn College for $289,395 Job-Training Grant



Date: February 16, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies has partnered with Blinn College to provide job training using a $289,395 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley area.

“We are pleased to present this grant to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies and Blinn College, which will provide customized training in the manufacturing industry in the Brazos Valley area,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth Ruggero Hughs. “This partnership focuses on specialized biotechnology manufacturing skills training needed to support this high-demand industry and keep the Texas economy strong.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 140 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on biotechnology manufacturing. Trainees will include lab technicians, manufacturing technicians and manufacturer supervisors. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $24.53.

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 TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Blinn College contact: Communications and Media Relations Director Richard Bray, 979-209-7285 or richard.bray@blinn.edu


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