Northeast Texas Community College in Partnership with Priefert Manufacturing Company Inc. Receive $546,671 Job-Training Grant

Date: April 19, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Priefert Manufacturing Company Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College to provide job training using a $546,671 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas area.

"The partnership of Priefert Manufacturing Company Inc. and North Texas Community College 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 continues to be among the most sought after in the world thanks to the state’s commitment to implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 325 new and incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry. Trainees will include machine operators, material movers, production welders and quality control inspectors. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $24.75.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. During fiscal year 2018, the grants supported the creation of 4,682 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 the TWC website at

Northeast Texas Community College contact: Jimmy Smith – Workforce Program Developer at Northeast Texas Community College, Cell: 903-576-2480, Email:


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