Texas Mutual Awards $100K to Texarkana College’s Safety Training Program
Texarkana College one of 10 colleges statewide receiving Texas Mutual safety education grants
TEXARKANA, Texas— Texas Mutual Insurance Company is awarding a $100,000 grant to Texarkana College to fund the college’s safety training program, which provides workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the general public.
This is the second consecutive year that Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has given a $100,000 grant to the college to support the safety training program.
“The support we receive from Texas Mutual allows us to provide much-needed safety training to our local employers and employees,” Brandon Washington, dean of workforce and community & business education at Texarkana College, said. “Safety education is an important part of workplace training, and we’re proud to be a part of the solution in addressing workplace hazards as we all work toward creating safer workplaces.”
Texas Mutual has awarded $6.6 million in safety education grants since 1999. Texarkana College is one of 10 colleges in Texas that provides safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.
Last year, Texarkana College launched a training program to increase safety awareness and to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. The goal of the program is to provide a wide range of possible courses relative to the workforce in Texarkana.
“Workplace safety education has always been and will continue to be a sound investment,” Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual, said. “We are happy to partner with Texas community colleges to make safety programs available to their communities and available to employees across Texas. These grants and the other safety programs from Texas Mutual demonstrate our commitment to ensuring millions of workers get the education they need to work safely.”
For more information about the upcoming safety training program at Texarkana College, call (903) 823-3456 or visit texarkanacollege.edu.
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