Valley Regional Medical Center and Texas State Technical College are teaming up to provide job training using a $202,162 grant.
The grant provides custom training to 153 new and incumbent workers for training in industry-related topics. This includes vocational nursing, physical therapy and accounting. Trainees will include administrative assistants, cardiac lab technicians, diagnostic imaging technician, nursing assistant and social workers.
Benefiting workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area, the Skills Development Fund grant is an offering from the Texas Workforce Commission.
“The partnership between Valley Regional Medical Center and Texas State Technical College on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”
Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. During fiscal year 2018, the grants supported the creation of 4,682 new jobs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium.