Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson signed a grant check for Alvin Community College during a ceremony at the campus on April 25.
The grant is from the Workforce Commissions Jobs and Education for Texans program.
“We have the ability to bring together the workforce, economic development and the education,” Demerson said. “What you guys are doing on this campus makes all the difference in the world.”
The $324,139 grant will provide equipment to serve up to 225 students while also funding training for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers.
The equipment that will be purchased include: vertical separator, temperature process control learning systems, computerized chemical reactor, discontinuous distillation unit and a crude oil desalter model.
“We have received more than $10 million in grants in recent years and they have benefitted many of our programs,” ACC President Dr. Robert J. Exley said. “These grants are an important resource because it provides the training and the equipment necessary to make our programs viable for students looking to join the workforce.”
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.