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Dec 17, 2019
Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, today announced that it will permanently close its Point Comfort alumina refinery in Texas.
Oct 18, 2019
VEDC President Dale Fowler will lead the state association of economic development professionals as Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council's Board of Directors in 2020.
Jul 02, 2019
The company is one of fewer than 10 companies in the U.S. and Canada that have an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistant Equipment Certification and they recently shipped two newly fabricated 21½-foot fiberglass containers from the Port of Victoria, confirming the local manufacturer has not only returned but surpassed previous production milestones.

Skills Development Grant For Job Training

Skills Development Fund grants can cover tuition, curriculum development, instructor fees and training materials.
 
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers.   The program is designed to assist businesses throughout the state by providing industry specific training taught on the main campus’ and on-site.  Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
 
The Victoria College has successfully received Skills Development Grants totaling $9.1 million, which has provided 294,239 training hours for 5,309 employees.  The Victoria College is an open admissions two-year community college offering freshman and sophomore academic transfer courses, and a variety of one- and two-year technical training programs.