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Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Richland College for $434,328 Job-Training Grant

Date: Jan. 30, 2020

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A manufacturing consortium of Ecolab Inc., Interceramic Inc., Kirchhoff Automotive, Mapei Corporation, II-IV Marlow Industries Inc., RHE Hatco Inc., and Sanden Vendo America Inc. has partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $434,328 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area.

“Congratulations to Richland College, Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association, Garland Chamber of Commerce and Greater Dallas Workforce Solutions on this grant which will provide training to eight local manufacturing employers and help maintain a highly skilled workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “This investment is perfect example of a win-win situation. The employers benefit by receiving a custom-trained workforce and the employees benefit by receiving high-quality training and an opportunity to both start and continue a career in the best state in the nation.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 272 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on manufacturing. Trainees will include welders, cutters, inspectors, testers and electrical engineers.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 285,633 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,522 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.

Richland College contact: Kimberly Wilkins KWilkins@dcccd.edu or 214-360-1223.


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