U.S. Rep Rubén Hinojosa On Boosting Workforce Training In The Rio Grande Valley

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa is planning to take a delegation of educators and business leaders to Houston to see if they can replicate a highly successful training program implemented by the petroleum industry and community colleges.

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U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa spoke about his ideas for boosting workforce training in the Rio Grande Valley after delivering remarks at HESTEC 2014. [RioGrandeGuardian.com]

Hinojosa said there is a “big pot of money” for workforce training available from the Department of Labor that can be married to an initiative similar to that created by ExxonMobil and Lee Community Center in Baytown.

However, Hinojosa envisages the public-private collaboration in the Rio Grande Valley to be extended beyond petrochemicals, although he acknowledges this is…

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