MCC gets big check to train Waco employees

WACO, Texas -

McLennan Community College's corporate training department received a skills development fund grant Friday totaling $688,760 from the Texas Workforce Commission to train employees in a manufacturing consortium. 

Workers from Aramark, Marathon-Norco, Trane, and Vossloh Fastening Systems get to take advantage by taking hands-on technical courses and non-technical courses. 

"When employees receive training and increase their skill level in their jobs, that also increases their rate with pay. And the more money that they make, they are able to contribute and put that back into the economy of our local communities," said Stephanie Maultsby, Director of Continuing Education. 

The grant is dedicated to 740 existing employees and it will train 41 new employees. 

"They'll be training in industrial stove operations, mixers, processors, grinding technics and robotic programming. And the trainees are going to include food service workers, cooks, maintenance workers and production associates," said Ruth Hughs, Texas Workforce Commissioner. 

The Texas Workforce Commission said this is one of the biggest checks they have signed for a partnership with this many companies. 

"So not only is the employer winning by getting a more skilled worker, but the employee is also winning because they are getting high sufficiency skills and marketable skills that are going to stay with them going forward," said Hughs. 

Skills that keep more people employed and retention rates high. 


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