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Lone Star College-Montgomery Provides Funding To Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands

Employees continuing their education 
Employees of Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Young Learners Academy recently began convenient, free training with Lone Star College-Montgomery through a partnership that the college has with the Texas Workforce Commission Skills for Small Business Program.
Employees of Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands and The
Woodlands Young Learners Academy recently began convenient, free training with Lone Star College-Montgomery through a partnership that the college has with the Texas Workforce Commission Skills for Small Business Program.

 “It is a pleasure for LSC-Montgomery to be able to provide this type of on-site or convenient instruction to these employees,” said Pat Chandler, interim director of continuing education at LSC-Montgomery. “It will greatly increase their effectiveness at their jobs, which will help enhance local small business operations and drive our local market competitiveness.”

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) dedicated $2 million to the Skills for Small Business initiative, a program now available through Lone Star College-Montgomery, to support local businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Thanks to a $20,000 contract allocated to Lone Star College, tuition and fees are available for full-time, permanent employees to be paid up to $1,450 for newly hired employees, and up to $725 for existing employees, per 12-month period. 

With this program, small businesses can now offer current employees the chance to upgrade their skills, as well as train newly hired employees to better fulfill their new job requirements. Credit and continuing education courses, in both the classroom and online setting, are available to students.

Employees of Mercedes-Benz are working on-site toward a Continuing Education Management I Certificate, while employees of The Woodlands Young Learners Academy are training in Microsoft Outlook 2013 at the LSC-Montgomery campus.

For more information, contact Pat Chandler, interim director of continuing education at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7220, or email Patricia.L.Chandler@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

 

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