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Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley partners with Edinburg and Pharr Economic Development Corporations to Target High Demand Job Training with Grants Totaling $112,472

Date: August 2, 2019

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556


AUSTIN ⎯ Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley has been awarded two High Demand Job Training grants totaling $112,472 to match the funds provided by the Edinburg and Pharr Economic Development Corporations. These partnerships will facilitate and support the training of certified nursing assistants, customer service representatives, biomedical equipment maintenance specialists, cybersecurity technician healthcare and multiple construction related positions and certifications.

“When local Workforce Solutions offices and economic development corporations collaborate to provide high-demand education and job training, our labor force grows stronger,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “These partnerships reflect the state’s ongoing commitment to employee development and helping Texas workers increase their skill sets, which leads to successful and rewarding careers.”

These High Demand Job Training grants are part of a statewide effort by TWC to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development entities to create job training programs that will improve the skill sets of individuals for jobs in high-demand occupations in Texas communities.

Through the High Demand Job Training Program, local workforce development boards can apply for funds from TWC to be matched by local economic development corporations, while funds are available. For more on this training program, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office or visit the High Demand Job Training Program webpage.

Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande contact: Mike Gonzalez, WFS Communications Specialist, 956-332-9741

Photos from the event can be downloaded from our Flickr page.


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