Workforce Solutions awards scholarships to two students in Youth - FOX34 Lubbock

Workforce Solutions awards scholarships to two students in Youth Program

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Workforce Solutions honored job creators and employers across the South Plains.

It provided scholarships to two students in its Youth Program. Daniel Rodriguez, from Plainview, and Kittannah Marie Pena, from Lubbock, were both awarded $1,000.

CEO Martin Aguierre said finding good employers is like recruiting for athletics, you're always looking for good examples. 

"It's one of those things where it's like you're recruiting and you're always looking for good examples of how to do it well," he said. "So they coordinate with our offices, they hire people from us, they teach us things like screening applicants and how to make referrals. So we're looking to improve the quality of our efforts." 

Rodriguez and Pena trained with Workforce Solutions and are ready to further their education and start their careers. 

The following is a list of Workforce Solutions 2019 Award recipients: 

2019 Teacher Externship Partnership Awards - City Bank, Parkhill Smith & Cooper

2019 Local Award Recipients:
Newcomer Award - Continental Dairy Facilities
Industry Sector Award (Local and State Nominee) - Halliburton, Inc. (Lubbock)
Service to Community - Hometown Pharmacy (Plainview)
Exemplary Child Care Provider - Kid's Kingdom (Lubbock)
Service to Business - Pipeline Plastics (Levelland)
Service to Workers - Triple Nickle, Inc.

2019 State Award Nominees:
Service to Community, Local Employer of Excellence and Small Employer of the Year - Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas
Industry Sector Outreach - Halliburton, Inc.
Service to Worker - Met, Inc. (Plainview)
Service to Business, Large Employer of the Year - The United Family



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