POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:26am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:27am
HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Pentair Valves & Controls has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Harlingen to provide job training using a $519,486 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
The grant will be used to custom train 277 new and incumbent workers. The project will improve the skills of Pentair Valves & Controls employees in operating highly technical machinery and increase safety awareness within the company’s facility.
From the program’s inception in 1996 through 2012, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 286,000 jobs throughout Texas.
The Legislature appropriated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2012-13 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at http://skills.texasworkforce.org .