Mayo Manufacturing Corp. and JCM Industries have partnered with Texarkana College to provide customized training to new and incumbent workers using two Skills Development Fund grants totaling $237,697 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These grants will benefit the Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas area.
Mayo Manufacturing will create or upgrade 83 jobs using a $163,582 Skills Development Fund grant to accommodate recent upgrades to production equipment and manufacturing facilities expansion. Customized training will be provided on new techniques and automated systems for industrial design, routing, fabric cutting, upholstery and sewing equipment. Those trained will include upholsterers, sewing operators, floor production leads and team production supervisors. Upon completion of training, workers will receive an average wage of $15.77.
JCM Industries Inc. will create or upgrade 43 jobs using a $74,115 Skills Development Fund grant to meet manufacturing industry standards and the demand for advanced welding skills. Customized training will be provided on gas metal arc welding, manufacturing control and welding use processes. Those trained will include welders, fabrication machinists and production line assemblers. Upon completion of training, workers will receive an average wage of $21.04 and may be eligible for American Welding Society certification.
TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs presented a check to representatives from Texarkana College and partnering businesses at a ceremony in the Nelson Administration Building lobby