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Texas State Technical College West Texas Partners with 3M-Brownwood for $78,771 Job-Training Grant

Date: April 11, 2019

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

AUSTIN - 3M-Brownwood has partnered with Texas State Technical College West Texas to provide job training using a $78,771 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas area.

“Texas is fortunate to have 3M and Texas State Technical College teaming up to provide workforce training with the assistance of this Skills Development Fund grant,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “We continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers so that our labor force continues to be among the most qualified and capable in the world.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 35 new and incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry. Trainees will include facility mechanics, plant engineering technicians, and plant engineering systems technicians. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $30.91.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. 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 www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

3M contact: Chad Benton, EHS & Plant Engineering Manager, 325-646-3551 ext. 12508, cgbenton@mmm.com


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