Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grant will help STC and partners create, upgrade 236 regional jobs

McAllen Economic Development Corporation

South Texas College has partnered with a consortium of Rio South Texas businesses to provide job training using a $512,079 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The business partners include Azteca Milling L.P., Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, EMMSA Co., McAllen Medical Center and Metal Processing International.

“This is a great day of celebration for not only the college, but the entire region,” said STC President Shirley A. Reed. “TWC has invested millions of dollars in our region to provide skill training that creates opportunities for employers and employees. We are very thankful for their continued support and the faith they place in us to keep innovating and producing results that fuel Texas’ economy.”

On April 14, TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar presented a check to South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed and representatives from the partnering companies at a special ceremony at the college’s Technology Campus in McAllen.

“The training programs made possible using these grants will build marketable skills,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar. “The number of Texans working in these jobs earning good wages will be a great economic boost for this region.”
Several regional dignitaries were in attendance to help ...
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