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Texas Workforce Commission Grants Lone Star Corporate College $523,140


HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded Lone Star Corporate College $523,140 for two Skills Development Fund grants. LSCC partnered with T-3 Energy Services, Inc., Godwin-SBO and Lectrus Corporation to receive the training grants. Andres Alcantar, TWC Commissioner presented the checks at a ceremony hosted at Lone Star College-University Park March 11.

Godwin-SBO and Lectrus Corp. have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training using a $359,868 grant. The two companies will create or upgrade 235 positions through the training program. Trainees include current apprenticed employees who are working to obtain their journeyman machinist credentials, as well as welders, electricians, fitters, press operators, and structural designers.
T-3 Energy Services, Inc. has partnered with Lone Star College to custom train 234 oil and gas manufacturing workers for newly created or upgraded positions using a $163,272 grant. The training will include technical and safety training, competency based training, and hands-on training with T-3 Energy Services specialized equipment.

The Skills Development Fund is Texas’ premier job-training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, local workforce development boards and economic development partners.

“Lone Star Corporate College is excited to be able to provide customized training to our three grant partners,” said Linda Head, associate vice chancellor for workforce development.

“Customized training is critical for maintaining the strength and competitive capabilities of our corporate clients in our current economic climate,” said Head.

T-3 Energy Services, Inc. provides a broad range of oilfield products and services primarily to customers in the drilling and completion of new oil and gas wells, the work-over of existing wells and the production and transportation of oil and gas. Its customer base, which operates in active oil and gas basins throughout the world, consists of leading drilling contractors, exploration and production companies and pipeline companies.

Godwin-SBO is an industry leader in precision machining. Their state-of-the-art machining capabilities and skilled craftsmen, can produce a diverse range of products to meet the demanding needs of customers in the energy, aerospace, medical and commercial industries.

Lectrus Corporation is the leading electrical systems integrator in the US. They engineer, fabricate and install equipment centers, operator centers, generator enclosures, sub-base fuel tanks and other custom metal enclosures that protect complex electrical power and control systems.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas.


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