(MEDIA ADVISORY: South Plains College will host a grant award event at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2020 at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q. Interviews can be arranged.)
SPC Lubbock Center receives Skills Development Fund grant
LUBBOCK – South Plains College has been awarded the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development grant in the amount of $506,719. The SDF grant is a manufacturing consortium with four participating manufacturers, Azteca Milling, J&B Industrial, Red River Commodities, and Simflo.
Over the next 18 months, enhanced skilled training from heavy equipment to office workflow will be provided for more than 200 participating employees. South Plains College has worked alongside of Workforce Solutions South Plains and Lubbock Economic Development Alliance to meet the workforce needs in our service area.
The Skills Development Fund supports a Texas public community college, technical college or Texas Extension Service that creates a partnership with businesses or trade union to offer training that is customized for the needs. The average training cost for full time employees will be $1,800 per trainee.
According to Ben Alexander, executive director of the SPC Lubbock Center, “The number of employees per business is based on the size of the business.”
He said the training not only will benefit the employers but it will improve the skillsets of the training participants.
“The successful completion of the training will enhance the employee’s contribution to his or her company as well as allow him to gain proficiency in the industrial skills,” Alexander said.
The training classes will focus on all levels of employees from managers to new employees. Classes in management styles, software training, anger management, dispute resolution and other subjects designed to improve communication throughout each company. Alexander said the training will be specific to each business.
For more information, contact Alexander at (806) 716-4608.