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Weatherford College receives $476k grant from Texas Workforce Commission
Officials from Weatherford College, Perry Equipment Corporation/PECOFacet, Inc., the Texas Workforce Commission and Rep. Phil King’s office gathered Monday morning to celebrate together the College’s receipt of a TWC Skills Development Fund grant in the amount of $476,076.Funds from the grant will be used to custom train 292 new and incumbent Perry Equipment workers to enhance productivity, quality and safety at the Mineral Wells manufacturing site. Training also will be conducted at the WC Education Center in Mineral Wells. Those trained will include welders, machine operators and material handlers. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $18.75.TWC Commissioner Tom Pauken presented the ceremonial check to Dr. Kevin Eaton, WC president, and representatives from Perry Equipment at the signing ceremony in the College’s Mince Administration Building.For more information, contact Julie Lundy, WC workforce training and development coordinator,
Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken signs the cere-monial check.