Mission Solar Energy LLC Partners with Alamo Colleges for job-training grant
AUSTIN, TX (TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION) — Mission Solar Energy LLC (Mission Solar) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $382,796 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our community colleges to the benefit of employers and the community. We are pleased to make this investment.”
The grant will be used to custom train 270 new workers specifically for the solar energy industry, an emerging fast-growing industry in the college’s service area. Those trained will include cell/module production operators, facilities maintenance technicians and production equipment maintenance technicians. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $14.76.