AUSTIN ⎯ Newly Weds Foods Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area.
“TWC is pleased to make the investment with customized training solutions to help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said TWC Executive Director Larry Temple.”
This grant will be used to provide customized training to 119 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on laboratory techniques in food handling, programmable logic controls, industrial electricity and motor control systems. Trainees will include batching operators, cooking process operators, maintenance engineers, material handlers and product process supervisors. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $16.35.
Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.
NTCC contact: Dr. Dan Schmeling, Workforce Program Developer, 903-434-8330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.