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Texas Mutual Distributes $1.1M in grants for Workforce Development Initiatives

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Grants to strengthen the future workforce and Texas’ economy

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AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation, has distributed $1.1 million in grants to 16 organizations across the state to fund workforce development programs. Part of Texas Mutual’s mission is to support workforce development and job-skill training. The company selected strategic partners that deliver impactful workforce development initiatives benefitting the state’s workforce and their local community. 

Julian Alvarez, III, Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner of Labor

“The Texas workforce is one of the strongest in the country, and investments like these grants from Texas Mutual make that possible,” said Julian Alvarez III, Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner of Labor. “By providing funds to organizations committed to workforce development and economic expansion, Texas Mutual is ensuring that job seekers across the state will have increased job opportunities and access to critical safety training.”

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Texas Mutual completed the distribution of the grants in December 2019. The grants will directly support workforce development initiatives designed to strengthen job-skill training, influence statewide change and empower community collaboration. The organizations include: 

·      Adaptive Construction Solutions in Houston

·      Advance Together, a program of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (statewide)

·      Bryan Independent School District (ISD), Career & Technical Education Complex

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·      Conroe ISD

·      Educate Texas (statewide)

·      El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence

·      Laredo College

·      Laredo ISD

·      Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

·      RGV Focus in the Rio Grande Valley

·      SA Works in San Antonio

·      Texans Can Academies in Dallas

·      Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (statewide)

·      TRIO Electric in Houston 

·      The Wilkinson Center in Dallas

·      Workforce Solutions Capital Area in Austin

Programs funded at these organizations will offer pathways to in-demand careers and ensure employees have the skills needed for a changing workforce. Texas Mutual has collaborated with each organization to ensure that funding is tailored to the workforce need in their specific region. Learn more about these grants and how the funds will be utilized.

“Texas Mutual’s strategic partnerships with these organizations represent our commitment to promoting job creation in the Lone Star State,” said Rich Gergasko, president and CEO of Texas Mutual. “When current and potential employees have access to safety training, the ability to develop new job skills and increased health and safety awareness, workplaces––and the overall Texas workforce––are stronger and safer.”

This $1.1 million distribution is in addition to Texas Mutual’s other workforce development initiatives in 2019 including $1.1 million in college safety grants awarded to 11 colleges, $1.5 million in policyholder safety grants and more. For more information about how Texas Mutual is supporting local communities and workforce development throughout the state, visit texasmutual.com/community.

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