AMP, Manufacturing Consortium receive $1.3M in grants

Apr 17, 2019, Drew Smith, Herald Democrat: Area industries, educators and economic developers celebrated the state’s decision Wednesday to fund $1.3 million in local staff-training opportunities and equipment purchases.

Representatives of the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium and the Advanced Manufacturing Program gathered at Grayson College, where Texas Workforce Commissioner Robert Thomas presented each group with its own check. Five employers under the professional consortium — Presco Polymers, Tyson Foods, Emerson-Fischer, GlobiTech and Renlita Custom Opening Solutions — were awarded a combined $1.19 million to fund training for roughly 600 of their current employees, while the AMP youth-education program got $100,000 to help students learn on industry-standard machinery.

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