BASF, BC partner for $328,340 TWC Job-Training Grant
Posing with a group of Brazosport College workforce students, college representatives and community representatives are Ruth R. Hughs, TWC Commissioner Representing Employers; Dr. Madonna Adams, Director, Center for Business & Industry Training, Brazosport College; Chris Witte, Senior Vice President BASF Corporation Freeport Site; and Dr. Millicent Valek, Brazosport College President.
BASF Corporation has partnered with Brazosport College to provide job training using a $328,340 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area.
“This partnership with BASF and Brazosport College will focus technical training to support an overall efficient operation,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “We are pleased to present this grant which will create new employment opportunities for the Lake Jackson area.”
This grant will be used to provide customized training to 127 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on maintenance, instrumentation and process equipment for operators. Trainees will include production engineers, plant technicians/operators and production shift supervisors. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $36.10.
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.