New partnership to expand Texas A&M training program

4 months 3 days 18 hours ago Monday, September 26 2022 Sep 26, 2022 September 26, 2022 6:57 PM September 26, 2022 in News - Local

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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