Rich Products Corporation has partnered with Texas Southmost College to provide job training through a $301,736 Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Texas Southmost College will be providing highly technical and computer training as well as advanced training to improve employee workplace communication skills. This grant will be used to train 251 administrative, maintenance, production and warehouse employees of Rich Products Corporation.
Mr. Andres Alcantar, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, presented a check to Texas Southmost College President Dr. Lily F. Tercero and representatives from the partnering business at a 10 a.m. ceremony held on the front lawn of the Rich Products Corporation facility in Brownsville. Mr. Eduardo de la Rosa, Plant Manager for Rich Products Corporation, provided a welcome and described the companyâ€™s significant history dating back to 1945.
Senator Eddie Lucio joined in celebrating this state-and-local partnership and emphasized the importance of having a ready and skilled workforce. â€œToday is the first step for Rich employees in what I have no doubt will be a long, rewarding journey toward greater professional advancement,â€ stated Senator Lucio, â€œI can think of no greater companion on that journey than the fantastic faculty and staff at Texas Southmost College.â€
President Tercero affirmed Texas Southmost Collegeâ€™s role in serving the needs of the business community, â€œTSC is fully committed to seeking out educational opportunities that enhance and strengthen our local workforce. We look forward to supporting Rich Products Corporation through this customized workforce and skills development training program.â€