VME Process partners with TJC for $135,990 grant from Texas Workforce Commission

Aug 06, 2015 by

VME Process has partnered with Tyler Junior College to provide job training using a $135,990 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions East Texas area.

The grant will be used to custom train 82 new and incumbent workers to increase technical skill levels in customer service, basic computing, safety procedures and risk management. Those trained will include office administration personnel, productions helpers and structural welders. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $17.98.

“This Skills grant reflects a key partnership forged between Tyler Junior College and this local manufacturer, VME Process,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade. “The resulting training will allow this Texas employer the workforce it needs to grow while giving employees from this region the opportunity to advance their skill sets.”
From the program’s inception in 1996 through 2014, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 316,000 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,074 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated nearly $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2014-15 biennium.

Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.


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