A job-training grant was issued when the Toro Company, partnered with El Paso Community College on July 23.
The $353,349 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will provide job training for 286 new and incumbent workers, benefitting Workforce Solutions Borderplex area workers.
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(L-R) Gary Legarreta, Toro; Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President; Andres Alcantar, TWC Chairman; Paul Guerra, Toro; Leo Duran, Workforce Solutions Board; Cesar Blanco, Texas State Representative; Joyce Wilson, Executive Director Workforce Solutions; Brenda Gallardo, Workforce Solutions Board; Ana Wagner, Toro; Dr. Roberto Coronado, Federal Reserve Bank.
Custom training will be provided for industry-related topics, including focused instruction on: extrusion technology, blueprint reading, infrared electrical inspection, metrology and scientific modeling.
Workers will also be trained in molding process technicians, quality inspectors, material handlers, tooling engineers, extrusion machine operators and production supervisors. Workers will receive an average wage of $16.25 after they complete the training.
Started in 1996, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 316,000 jobs throughout Texas through 2014.