Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Texas State Technical College for $293,211 Job-Training Grant

Date: August 10, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A Manufacturing Consortium, consisting of The Butler Weldments Corp., Reynolds Consumer Products LLC and Temple Bottling Co. Ltd., has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $293,211 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Central Texas area.

“The partnership between the manufacturing consortium and TSTC on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 130 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on fabrication and manufacturing operations. Trainees will include machinists, maintenance technicians and production workers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $20.90.

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

TSTC contact: Senior Executive Director of Workforce Training Loree Scott, 254-867-3020 or


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