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Dr. Jill Biden Addresses Community College Trustees and Presidents

On February, 11, 2015, Mr. Roberto Zárate, Alamo Colleges board member and Chair-Elect ACCT Board of Directors, introduced Dr. Jill Biden at the 2015 Community... Read More >

Dr. Jill Biden Addresses Community College Trustees and Presidents

Dr. Jill Biden Addresses Community College Trustees and Presidents

On February, 11, 2015, Mr. Roberto Zárate, Alamo Colleges board member and Chair-Elect ACCT Board of Directors, introduced Dr. Jill Biden at the 2015 Community... Read More >

Get $$$ for college now!

Get $$$ for college now!

Alamo Colleges scholarship deadline is April 5! The Alamo Colleges' Foundation offers many different kinds of scholarships. One may be just right for you. Read More >

Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor To Lead Workforce Initiative

Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor To Lead Workforce Initiative

Mayor Ivy Taylor recently announced that the Alamo Colleges, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Leslie, chancellor, and Dr. Federico Zaragoza... Read More >

Cosmetology New Program

Cosmetology now offered at Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, will launch an accredited Cosmetology program beginning on March 23. Read More >

For the second time in four years, the Alamo Colleges has been chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) to receive

Alamo Colleges’ Alamo Academies Wins Prestigious National Bellwether Award

For the second time in four years, the Alamo Colleges has been chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) to receive... Read More >

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Curriculum prepares students to care for animals

A love for animals is the reason why students are willing to undergo a rigorous curriculum at Palo Alto College in order to become a Licensed Veterinarian Technician. Read More >

Alamo Colleges/Fox Tank Partner for Job Training

 

AUSTIN – Fox Tank Co. has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $304,848 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The grant will be used to custom train 135 new and incumbent workers in basic and advanced welding techniques to address critical labor shortages in the manufacturing and energy industries. Those trained will include welders, testers and painters.

“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our community colleges to the benefit of employers and the community. We are pleased to make this investment.”

Fox Tank Co. manufactures steel-welded oil field storage tanks and separation equipment for the energy industry. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage between $12 and $20.

“We are excited about this partnership with Fox Tank Company, which will bring critically needed technical training to the Greater Kerrville area," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "Programs such as the one funded by this grant from the Texas Workforce Commission allow us to extend the job training expertise of the Alamo Colleges beyond Bexar County and into our wider service area.”

From the program’s inception in 1996 through 2012, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 286,000 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 3,901 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature appropriated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2012-13 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at http://skills.texasworkforce.org.

Photo caption: (l to r) Alamo Colleges Trustee Dr. Yvonne Katz, Fox Tank Vice President Nathan Fox, Kerrville  Mayor Jack Pratt, TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar, Kerr County Judge Pat Tinley, Alamo Colleges Kerrville Center Director Shawna Fahrenthold, Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie, Alamo Colleges Workforce Director Jo B. Tucker, Galyn Derringer of Worksource Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges Trustee Roberto Zárate celebrate a job training grant.
 

 

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