COSTEP spotlights manufacturing workforce development in Rio South Texas
MISSION, TX, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the heart of any successful business is a motivated and skilled workforce. And at the heart of any thriving region is a strong and skilled labor pool. It provides businesses with the knowledge and skills to navigate the global marketplace. The Rio South Texas area understands this, and it demonstrates this understanding through the various public and private certified vocational training programs, high school college-level dual credit programs, and future-focused institutions of higher education operating in Rio South Texas.
A good example of this is South Texas College (STC) collaboration with FESTO and Fuji Automatic Numerical Control (FANUC), offering certified training programs on some of the most advanced in the world Industry Manufacturing 4.0 solutions for new and experienced manufacturing professionals. FANUC is a leading supplier of robots, computer control systems and factory automation, while FESTO’s solutions are among the best in the world for Industry Factory 4.0 and digital twin environments.
And it’s not just cutting-edge manufacturing talent that’s cultivated in Rio South Texas. The science of advanced materials used in today’s and tomorrow’s manufacturing processes is also learned by students at Rio South Texas, for example at The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in their advanced nanoscience laboratory. Research in the laboratory is primarily focused on experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, with a wide range of solid-state phenomena examined at the level of the nanostructure system. Program partners include the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA.
These are just a few examples of the workforce development programs in the Rio South Texas area leveraged to provide local businesses and potential investors with talent in industries such as battery, biotechnology, mobility, energy and aerospace! With a strong and skilled workforce, as well as partners in North America and around the world, students at today’s Rio South Texas educational institutions are fast becoming the faces of tomorrow’s globally successful businesses.
If you are looking to manufacture products in North America for North America, take a look at what Rio South Texas has to offer. Our COSTEP team will be happy to help, so visit us at www.costep.org or connect with us at @COSTEP to find out more.
Contact: Matt Ruszczak+1.956.682.6371, [email protected]
SOURCE Council for Economic Advancement of South Texas