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Grayson College partners with Tongrun, Renlita and Glitzy Girlz on $771,780 job training grant from TWC

Date: Tue, November 2, 2021 02:33 PM

Denison, Texas - Three Texoma area employers will benefit from a $771,780 job training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Skills Development Fund. Employees at Tongrun International and Renlita Custom Opening Solutions located in Bonham and Glitzy Girlz Boutique located in Sherman will receive a minimum of $452 worth of training thanks to the grant funding. Grayson College will provide the job training and administer the grant.

Grayson College will deliver 14,657 training hours to 68 incumbent workers and 212 new hire employees at Tongrun, Renlita and Glitzy Girlz. Forty-nine courses will be offered including Forklift Certification, OSHA 10, Introduction to Customer Service, and Managing Others Effectively among others.

“We are grateful to the TWC for the opportunity to work with Grayson College who has provided exceptional support throughout the entire process,” said Star Brock, Vice President of Customer Solutions for Tongrun International. “Tongrun is committed to the growth of our team members and the community. Using this grant, Tongrun will elevate our team in manufacturing procedures and safety, which helps us to meet our goal of having the highest quality workforce in the North Texas & Southern Oklahoma area.”

“Grayson College is proud to be a part of the economic growth of our region,” said Dr. Jeremy McMillen, Grayson College President. “Training partnerships like those with Tongrun, Renlita and Glitzy Girlz leverage grant-funded training dollars that improve the quality of life and the overall health of our communities. Tongrun, Renlita and Glitzy Girlz have my admiration for investing in Texoma through the skills development grant program.”

The Skills Development Fund provides local customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. Since 2016, Grayson College has partnered with local businesses to provide more than $8.2 million in skills training in Grayson and Fannin counties with the support of the Skills Development Fund grants.

Employers are encouraged to contact Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning at 903-463-8765 to explore training opportunities available with TWC’s Skills Development Fund.