LSC-O Partners with Local Industry

Lamar State College - Orange has partnered with both E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Firestone Polymers, LLC and the Texas Workforce Commission to provide skills training to local employees.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours was awarded a $185,975 grant that will be used to provide custom training to 486 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on water laboratory and water utility management and emergency response. Trainees will include first responders, chemical technicians and manufacturing engineers.

DuPont Check Signing

Firestone Polymers, LLC received a $130,276 grant to provide custom training to 88 new and incumbent workers with focused instruction on plant safety and maintenance, and improving production. Trainees will include engineers, mechanics, technicians and operators.

Firestone Check Signing

Upon completion of the grant training, employees at both companies will earn an average hourly wage of more than $33.

The funding is made possible through the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund grants.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs.

Find more information about Skills Development Fund grants through TWC and Lamar State College – Orange here or call 409-882-3321.