The Texas Workforce Commission presented Blinn College and NOV Grant Prideco an $820,365 grant Thursday. The grant will provide safety and skills training for NOV Grant Prideco employees and train 395 workers.
The Texas Workforce Commission estimates it will make a $4.3 million economic impact on the local community. Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez made the announcement at the NOV Grant Prideco facility in Navasota. The grant provides training for 34 new jobs and 361 upgraded positions. NOV Grant Prideco is the world's largest supplier of premium drill pipe and drill stem accessories.
“NOV Grant Prideco is honored to partner with Blinn College and the Texas Workforce Commission, and is thankful for their support through the Skills Development Fund,” Chandler said. “Our greatest advantage within our market is our people, and this partnership has enabled us to invest in our employees and significantly broaden their skill sets during an extremely challenging time in the oil and gas industry.”
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