Jonell Partners with Texas State Technical College for Job-Training Grant

Jonell Filtration Products Inc. has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $210,320 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the West Central Texas area.

“The partnership between Jonell Filtration and TSTC on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 106 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on manufacturing filtration and separation products. Trainees will include application engineers, assemblers, machine operators, material handlers, mechanical designers, packaging clerks, production control engineers, sewing operators and shipping clerks. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $16.16.

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. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at

Texas Workforce Commission Article – by Lisa Givens

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