Tag Archives: workforce

Training grant to benefit local small businesses

Weslaco EDC Check Presentation

Custom training for local small businesses is the focus of a Weslaco EDC grant. The $100,000 grant will fund South Texas College in providing training in retail, manufacturing and logistics through Sept. 30, 2019. A ceremonial check presentation took place Nov 1 for the partnership to increase both high skill and high wage jobs in the Mid-Valley region. “Workforce training is one of the biggest negotiators in today’s economic projects,”…

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INNO Highlights Impact of Future Workforce

South Texas College held its sixth annual INNO Conference dedicated to the discussion of preparing students for the workforce and jobs of the future. (photo STC)

It is urgent students are ready for jobs of the future. According to those speaking at INNO at STC, now more than ever, college graduates with real-world experience are needed for even the most entry level of jobs. Last week, INNO, STC’s sixth annual Binational Innovation Conference, welcomed those in industry, education and economic development. Each brought information focused on innovation as well as the impact of students on the…

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McAllen Takes Top National Spot in Rising Salaries

McAllen is number one in the list of boomtowns cities of rising salaries, according to CNBC. The ranking comes from CNBC the top 10 cities in Magnify Money’s Top 10 of the biggest boomtowns in the United States. These cities identify where populations have been growing, as well as median wages rising. That methodology looked at three categories: population and housing; workforce and earnings; and business growth over a five-year period.…

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