New partnership to expand Texas A&M training program
Texas A&M University is celebrating one year of a training program that helps students gain skills needed for a job in the manufacturing industry.
That industry is growing in the Valley and local school district are now getting involved.
Since last year, more than 3,500 students have received a manufacturing and cybersecurity certificate through the Texas A&M RGV Advanced Manufacturing Hub Train Program.
The university hopes with the new partnership that was announced Monday with a number of local school districts will help boost that number.
The manufacturing industry is growing in the Valley, and Texas A&M is looking to help prospective workers by giving them the training they need.
"Someone who's a mechanic, and someone who is an IT expert," Regent for Texas A&M System Mike Hernandez said. "People with those two kind of skills, we call them a silver-collar job. Not blue, not white; silver-collar jobs are in very high demand, and that's what we're trying to do, is train in those jobs."
Texas A&M will now partner with a handful of local school districts, including Brownsville Independent School District to train students.
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