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Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

John Strybos, P.E., C.E.M., associate vice chancellor of facilities operations and construction management at the Alamo Colleges, will deliver the keynote address... Read More >

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

John Strybos, P.E., C.E.M., associate vice chancellor of facilities operations and construction management at the Alamo Colleges, will deliver the keynote address... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

The Alamo Colleges continues to expand its international partnerships by signing an... Read More >

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Helicopter training now offered at PAC

Palo Alto College, which turns thirty this year, is adding another unique course to its repertoire of career and technical education programs. Read More >

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March 2015 Student of the Month

Taylor Conable is the recipient of the March 2015 La Prensa Foundation Student of the Month Scholarship... Read More >

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, is one of only three organizations in Texas to receive the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Quality Texas Foundation... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Earns Award for Financial Transparency

Alamo Colleges Earns Award for Financial Transparency

The Alamo Colleges has earned the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle 2015 Platinum Award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, by scoring 23 of 23 possible points on the rating criteria... Read More >

Alamo Academies Chair Applauds Alamo Colleges’ Role in Workforce Initiative

Alamo Academies Chair Applauds Alamo Colleges’ Role in Workforce Initiative

In a recent column in the San Antonio Express-News, John Dewey, chairman of the Alamo Academies and a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association Board of Directors... Read More >

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PAC student learns from Disney Imagineers

In May 2014, Krystal Garza, a 22-year-old student at Palo Alto College, applied to join the Disney College Program, an internship program where students learn from some of the best artists and corporate employees at Walt Disney World. 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 >

Grant Will Train Eagle Ford Shale Workers

The Alamo Colleges is partnering with Weatherford International Limited to provide job training using a $1.5 million Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The grant will be used to provide 673 new workers with technical training to operate oilfield equipment properly. Those trained will include field engineers, operators and technicians as well as mechanics and equipment operators. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $17.34.

"The Alamo Colleges is proud to play a critical role in training the skilled workers companies such as Weatherford need to be competitive," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "These are the in-demand jobs that our area needs to benefit fully from the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale development," he added.

“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.”

“The Skills Development Fund will help Weatherford provide customized training opportunities for Texas workers to advance the skills needed to perform their daily jobs, as well as prepare them for the future of the industry,” said Weatherford US QHSSE Training Manager Gabe DeGabriele. “Most importantly, the training programs provided by the grant are instrumental in expanding Weatherford’s focus on providing a higher quality of operational performance while ensuring environmental safety beyond basic regulatory standards.”

Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at http://skills.texasworkforce.org. Those interested in applying for the training funded by this grant should apply at www.weatherford.com
 

Caption from left to right:

  • Gary Shelman, Alamo Colleges, Dean of Technical and Career Education
  • Dr. Bruce Leslie, Alamo Colleges, Chancellor
  • Tyrone Johnson, Weatherford, Area Training Coordinator
  • Andres Alcantar, TWC Chairman
  • Gabe DeGabriele, Weatherford, U.S. QHSSE Training Manager
  • Roger Yelton, Weatherford, Area Operations Manager, Texas Gulf Coast
  • Dr. Jobie Tucker, Alamo Colleges, Director Workforce Administration
  • Patrick Newman, Workforce Solutions Alamo Executive Director
  • Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Alamo Colleges, Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development 

 

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