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From left: John Byrne, General Manager, Work Area Protection; Ramon Otero, Human Resources Manager, RHE Hatco, Inc.; Dr. Kay Eggleston, President, Richland College; Cindy Burkett, State Representative; Hope Andrade, Commissioner Representing Employers, Texas Workforce Commission; Reagan Francis, Human Resources Generalist, Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions LLC; Jeannie Hill, representing State Senator Bob Duell; Akylah Fuller, Human Resources Generalist, Sherwin Williams; Amy Mueller, representing County Commissioner Mike Cantrell; and Al Jackson, Training Manager, Sherwin Williams.

Richland College Garland Campus and Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association received a $358,246 check on Jan. 24 from the Texas Workforce Commission. Commissioner Hope Andrade presented the funds to Richland College and five Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association companies for workforce skills training. Companies included in the grant are Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, RHE Hatco Inc., Sherwin Williams (Garland, Arlington, Ennis and Waco plants), Unity Mfg. and Work Area Protection. The grant provides funding for Richland College to instruct 345 employees for a more than 9,250 training hours. Training under the grant includes “Lean Manufacturing,” programmable logic controls fundamentals, CPR/first aid, Six Sigma Green Belt, Microsoft Office, welding and forklift certification.

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