Texas Workforce Commission signs over funds for skills building

Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund Grant

Larry Jones, Texas Workforce Commission Division Director, presented a check for $478,716 to Coastal Bend College, in partnership with Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P. dba Valero Services, for the TWC Skills Development Fund Grant. Shown holding the check, from left, are Chief Joe Arrisola with Universal Fire and Safety; David Guerrero, Valero Three Rivers Refinery Safety Manager; Nora Cartright, CBC Customized Training Representative; Mark Roznovsky, Valero Sr. Maintenance Technician; Jones; Richard Biela, Valero Area Assistant IV; Glynis Holm Strause, CBC Dean of Intuitional Advancement; Frank Dobbs, Valero Director of Refinery Operations; and CBC Board of Trustees Chairman Paul Jaure.

Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund grant for $478,716 will be used for industrial emergency response training for new and incumbent Valero employees. Onsite training in Three Rivers will be managed by the college. The grant will make a positive impact on the growth and stability of a local business with the creation of new jobs, an increase in wages, and an upgrade in employees’ skills. Upon completion of the industrial emergency response training, Three Rivers employees will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide industrial rescue services; to become industrial fire brigade members; to become hazardous materials responders; and to manage onsite emergencies.

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