The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce that is has partnered with South Texas College (STC) and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing to provide twelve Edinburg residents with a free 10-hour OSHA training course, which will take place at the Edinburg Housing Authority. The Edinburg EDC has been working to expand local workforce opportunities through various community partnerships and job skill training programs.

“Our goal at the Edinburg EDC is to work together with our business community, institutions of higher education, and our workforce partners to ensure that our residents are afforded the opportunity to qualify and be trained for the job skills that are needed in the workplace,” said Jorge Luis Salinas, Edinburg Economic Development President and City Commissioner, Pl. 1. “Investing in our workforce and creating partnerships such as this one are important to helping improve and expand economic opportunities for our residents," he added.

The week-long training program will began on Monday, May 20 and will end on Friday, May 24.

“Part of our job in attracting, retaining, and keeping businesses is ensuring that we have the qualified and highly skilled workforce to fill the needs of employers,” said Joey Treviño, Edinburg EDC Director. “By creating more partnerships and workforce training opportunities for our community, such as this one, we are continuing to ensure that Edinburg remains committed to growth and attractive to those who are looking to open new businesses or companies here,” he added. “STC and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing are great partners and we look forward to creating more opportunities, such as this one, with them in the future.”