Published on: October 23, 2013
The Lone Star College System has partnered with a consortium of Tenaris-owned companies to provide job training using a $1,455,334 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
“This grant will be used to train and update new and current workers with the skills needed to help Tenaris Coiled Tubes, Hydril Co. and Maverick Tube Corp. remain competitive,” said Linda Head, associate vice chancellor, LSC-Workforce Development and Corporate College. “We are excited to partner with Tenaris and work together to produce a strong and dynamic workforce.”
Up to 990 workers will receive training on methods to improve productivity, efficiency and quality; and reduce waste; and the training will provide the workers with credentials in machining and hydraulics. Those trained will include mechanics, warehouse supervisors and technicians. Upon completion of training, the workers could earn an average hourly wage of $20.20.
TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar presented a check to LSCS officials and representatives from the partnering businesses at a ceremony which was held at the LSC-University Park campus.
Pictured with the
Texas Workforce Commission check are, left to right,
Dale A. Robertson, director, Workforce Business Services Department, Skills Development Fund, TWC;
Larry E. Temple, executive director, TWC; Andres Alcantar, commissioner, TWC;
Rand Key, senior vice chancellor and chief operating officer, LSCS; and Horatio Galli, Tenaris University
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.