More than 2,900 health care workers will soon be learning new skills to provide services in the Rio Grande Valley. The Texas Workforce Commission presented South Texas College a grant of $2.6 million. The grant will provide medical training for workers in fields such as nursing, pediatric care, and radiology.
Shirley Reed, President of South Texas College says, “The funding from the Texas Workforce Commission is very focused on workforce development. Better paying jobs require higher skills. Higher skills turns more salaries and wages in the economy, and that leads to a better quality of life for everybody.”
After workers complete their training, they’ll earn an average wage of more than $20.00 per hour.