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Priefert Manufacturing Company Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College to provide job training using a $546,671 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas area.
"The partnership of Priefert Manufacturing Company Inc. and North Texas Community 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 continues to be among the most sought after in the world thanks to the state’s commitment to implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”
This grant will be used to provide custom training to 325 new and incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry. Trainees will include machine operators, material movers, production welders and quality control inspectors. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $24.75.
Texas Workforce Commissioner, Julian Alvarez, joined Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, Northeast Texas Community College, and Priefert Manufacturing representatives on Friday April 19, for a check signing presentation.