Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen Partners With Texas State Technical College for $301,238 Job-Training Grant

Date: Oct. 8, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $301,238 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

“Texas is fortunate to have Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and TSTC collaborating to provide workforce training with the assistance of this Skills Development Fund grant," said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “This partnership reflects the state’s ongoing commitment to employee development and helping Texas workers increase their skill sets, which leads to successful and rewarding careers.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 155 incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on health care and social assistance. Trainees will include certified nursing assistants, registered nurses and nurse managers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $34.37.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at

TSTC contact: Executive Director of Communications Bradley White, 254-867-3035 or


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