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Workforce Solutions awarded for job training program

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On Tuesday, the National Association of Workforce Boards honored Workforce Solutions South Plains for its dedication to job training.

The W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award recognized WSSP's High Demand Job Training Project. Over the past five years, it's supplied more than $2 million in equipment and supplies to 35 high school career and technical education programs. Those have served more than four thousand students with industry-recognized certifications and college credits.

Some of the high-value purchases include health care simulators, welders, automotive lifts, commercial culinary equipment, and plasma cutters.

“We were very impressed with the partnership and collaboration between the workforce development board and the multiple business entities in the region," the NAWB stated. "The leadership and innovation you have collectively put forth is a great example of a regional workforce collaboration with multiple industries that showcases high demand career pathways. The strategies to engage the entire community so that all citizens of the region have access to good paying jobs is applauded."

The participating school districts are

Abernathy, Anton, Brownfield, Crosbyton, Denver City, Frenship, Idalou, Lubbock Cooper, Levelland, Lubbock, Littlefield, Lorenzo, Morton, Motley County, Muleshoe, O'Donnell, Olton, Patton Springs, PEP Alternative High School, Petersburg, Plains, Plainview, Ralls, Roosevelt, Ropes, Shallowater, Slaton, Smyer, Springlake Earth, Spur, Sudan, Tahoka, Wellman-Union, Whitharral and Wilson.

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