LSC-O Partners with Arlanxeo Performance Elastomers

Texas Workforce Commission awards $469,000 grant to LSC-O and Arlanxeo for Skills Development Fund. Training is provided through the Workforce Development Department.

Focused on improving the local workforce, Lamar State College – Orange recently announced a Skills Development Fund grant worth $469,914 with Arlanxeo Performance Elastomers.

The grant funding through the Texas Workforce Commission provides skills training for more than 200 employees at the Arlanxeo’s Orange location.
The types of training ranges from beginner spreadsheets to highly specialized, industrial equipment training.

Over the course of the grant, the Orange County area receives a $1.4 million return on investment as local businesses participate in the training and the average hourly wage of Arlanxeo employees rises to $44.

Julian Alvarez, commissioner at the Texas Workforce Commission, spoke at the check signing presentation and stated how impressed he was that a small, rural community like Orange received this competitive grant.

“This grant and the partnership of Arlanxeo and Lamar State College benefits the state two-fold – offering advanced training to Texans and providing Texas industries with skilled employers,” said State Rep. Dade Phelan.

Skills Development Fund grants are available to businesses with more than 100 employees.

For more information about these grants, please contact Lamar State College – Orange Workforce Development at 409-882-3917.