Webber and Lone Star College Partner for $780,462 Job-Training Grant

Date: May 10, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Webber has partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training using a $780,462 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Gulf Coast, Greater Dallas, South Plains and Panhandle Texas areas.

“The partnership with Webber and Lone Star College facilitates advanced skill training for high-demand occupations and growth in the construction industry,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “We are pleased to present this grant which will create new employment opportunities across the state of Texas.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training for 347 new and incumbent workers for construction site concrete building, large equipment operations and roadway construction. Trainees will include equipment operators, form builders and setters, surveyors, and concrete finishers. After successful completion of the training, trainees may be eligible for a Heavy Equipment Operation certification. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $28.36.

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.

Lone Star College contact: Media Relations Manager Bill Vans Rysdam, 832-813-6206 or bill.w.vanysdam@lonestar.edu.


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