WHAT: Check Presentation (Skills Development Fund Grants (photo opportunity--
WHO: TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton
WHEN: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
WHERE: Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave, B Building, Room B149, Dallas, TX 75211
A logistics consortium and Fresh Express Inc. have partnered with Mountain View College to provide job training for 158 new and incumbent workers using two Skills Development Fund grants totaling $390,377 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area.
The logistics consortium, comprised of First Co., E. A. Sween Company and OHL, will create or upgrade 133 jobs using a $339,585 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will be used to provide specialized training for international logistics management, manufacturing materials and process, warehouse and distribution center logistics management, welding and more. Those trained will include warehouse leads, drivers, route supervisors, receptionists, customer service representatives, quality control supervisors, and others. Upon completion, workers will earn an average hourly wage of $16.79.
Fresh Express Inc. has partnered with Mountain View College to upgrade 25 jobs using a $50,792 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will be used to provide specialized training for programmable logic controllers, lean manufacturing, internal control and auditing, welding and more. Those trained will include maintenance mechanics, lead team assemblers, packaging machine operators, and logistics supervisors, among others. Upon completion of the training, workers will earn an average hourly wage of $24.89.
TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton will present checks to Mountain View College Interim President Dr. Preston Pulliams, Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Joe May, and representatives from the partnering businesses at an 11 a.m. ceremony to be held in the Mountain View College B-Building, Room B-149, located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.
Mountain View College Contact: Shaniqua Rischer, Workforce Grants Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-860-8609.