July 28, 2017

Temple, TX-Temple Bottling Company, LTD, Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC and The Butler Weldments Corporation has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $293,211 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Central Texas Region and a check signing event for the grant will take place August 10 at Temple Economic Development Corporation.

“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help our employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said Temple EDC, Vice President Charley Ayres. “This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our technical college to benefit employers and the community. We are pleased to see these investment and partnerships created in Grand Central Texas.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 130 employees, 35 new and 95 upgraded jobs. Participating trainees will come from backgrounds in production, maintenance, mechanical and support occupations. The training program will consist of 5,368 customized hours of industrial training program provided by TSTC instructors at the company’s facilities. All trainees will receive 77% business technical training, 13% general technical training and 10% non-technical training.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

About Grand Central Texas 

Grand Central Texas is an economic development partnership that promotes business development and provides services to businesses interested in locating to the six-county region (Bell, Coryell, Falls, Lampasas, McLennan, and Milam). By working closely with our local, regional and state partners, the partnership can assist with locating a site or building, gathering detailed business cost and economic data and securing a competitive incentive package. With a convenient location, low cost of doing business, diverse workforce and abundant resources, the region is becoming a sought-after area for business development and company relocation. The Grand Central Texas partners are recognized regionally and nationally as one of the country’s most professional and progressive economic development organizations.

To learn more about the Grand Central Texas economic development partnership, please visit www.grandcentraltexas.com.

 About TWC

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.