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Grant funds workforce training for Lubbock businesses

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas Workforce Commission awarded Lubbock businesses a $372,000 grant to help open the doors of the South Plains Center for Productivity and Innovation (SPCPI). The purpose is to provide free training to local businesses with the goal of expanding opportunities outside of Lubbock.

Local partnering organizations include: Workforce Solutions South Plains, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, South Plains College, West Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) and Texas Tech University.

Steve Anderson, the Associate Director of TMAC's West Texas branch says it's vital for local companies to give their workforce all the necessary skills  to perform at their highest level of productivity.

"We're competing world-wide and it is extremely important that companies can continue to meet the competition to open new markets, reduce their cost and be more productive."

Training sessions are geared towards helping businesses control inventory costs, eliminate costly defects and develop effective marketing strategies.

The South Plains Center for Productivity and Innovation will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. The center is located at 1622 Mac Davis Lane. Representatives will be on hand to share more information about the training and mentoring resources available at SPCPI.

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