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Laredo College in partnership with UNI-TRADE GROUP LLC and Workforce Solutions South Texas Awarded Grants Totaling $341,115

Date: August 05, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded two individual grants: a $106,508 Skills Development Fund grant and a $234,607 Jobs and Education for Texans grant. These grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions South Texas.

 “Today reflects the state’s ongoing commitment to developing our world class talent pipeline and helping our Texas employers stay competitive,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth Ruggero Hughs. “These investments will foster the strategic partnership needed between education and workforce that benefits all Texans in the South Texas region.”

The Texas Workforce Commission  has awarded UNI-TRADE Group LLC in partnership with Laredo College a $106,508 Skills Development Fund grant to provide job training. This grant will be used to provide custom training to 63 new and incumbent workers in the transportation and warehousing industries. Trainees will include logistics clerks, warehouse supervisors, brokerage clerks and maintenance coordinators.

“I am delighted that Laredo College has received two grants from the Texas Workforce Commission to continue its efforts providing educational opportunities for the residents of Webb, Zapata and Jim Hogg counties,” said Senator Zaffirini. “These grants are not only meaningful investments in the college's job training, nursing and adult education programs, but also a testament to its sustained excellence in providing students with the skills needed to fill urgent workforce needs. Congratulations to President Ricardo Solis, Provost Marisela Rodríguez and the Laredo College community on this remarkable achievement.”

TWC has also awarded Laredo College a $234,607 Jobs and Education for Texans grant. The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers as registered nurses.

“I have supported and fought for Texas Workforce Commission programs like this for a long time. I am proud that Laredo will be receiving this grant. It will help many young students begin a great career,” said  Rep. Richard Peña Raymond. 

The Jobs and Education for Texans 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 nursing.

Laredo College Contact: Salvador Sciaraffa III, ( O ) 956-764-5994, salvador.sciaraffa@laredo.edu


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