BROWNSVILLE, TX — Rich Products Corp. has partnered with Texas Southmost College to provide job training using a $301,736 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The grant will be used to custom train 251 incumbent workers and will provide both, highly technical training and enhanced computer and workplace communication skills. Those trained will include administrative, maintenance, production and warehouse workers. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $11.94.
“This grant will help these workers advance their skills to benefit themselves and this employer,” said state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. “Having a ready and skilled workforce is critical to the economic strength of this region.”
“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.”
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 grants have assisted 3,901 employers with their customized training needs. 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 .
Texas Southmost College contact: Dr. Lily Tercero, president Texas Southmost College, Lily.firstname.lastname@example.org  or