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Manufacturing Distribution Consortium, Grayson College and Texoma Workforce Board Awarded Job-Training Grants Totaling nearly $1.3 Million

Date: April. 11, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two individual grants: a $1,194,889 Skills Development Fund grant to Grayson College in partnership with Fisher Controls International LLC, GlobiTech Inc., Presco Polymers L.P., Renlita Custom Opening Solutions and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and a $100,000 High Demand Jobs Training (HDJT) grant to Workforce Solutions Texoma.  These grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Texoma area.

“Skills Development Fund and High Demand Job Training grants generate opportunities for our employers, workers and students to take charge of their businesses, careers and futures,” said TWC Commissioner Robert Thomas. “The partnerships developed through these grants provide a platform for the investment in the future of the Texoma workforce.”

 The $1,194,889 Skills Development Fund grant was awarded to a joint venture between Fisher Controls International LLC, GlobiTech Inc., Presco Polymers L.P., Renlita Custom Opening Solutions, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Grayson College. The grant will be used to provide customized training to 627 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused training that includes leadership development, boiler operation and safety, corporate income taxes and Excel.

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.

The $100,000 HDJT grant will benefit workers and employers in the Workforce Solutions Texoma area by providing tuition for up to 42 students to attend advanced manufacturing job training through collaboration with Denison Development Alliance and the Sherman Economic Development Corporation.  

This TWC grant is part of a statewide effort to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development entities to create occupational job training programs that will improve the skill sets of individuals for jobs in high-demand occupations in Texas communities.


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