All-Plastics, a plastics injection molding manufacturer who largely serves medical and pharmaceutical markets has received a COVID-19 initiative training grant through the State of Texas and Alamo Colleges.
The Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative is a new program from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in direct response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak. The funding provides assistance to employers for training new and incumbent workers for business partners affected by COVID-19.
Since the global pandemic started there has been an increase in required production of disposable medical componentry to support the rise in healthcare demand. When the United States declared national emergency the demand for disposable infection prevention products has tripled alone. All-Plastics primarily manufactures medical products for infection prevention, vascular, respiratory, diagnostics, orthopedic and wound management Companies.
All-Plastics has a very diverse workforce and has available jobs from non-skilled entry level positions all the way up to highly technical trade and engineering positions. All-Plastics manufactures and ships over 30 million components per month. “Even though it might have felt like the world stopped in March, we have continued to hire new talent throughout the pandemic. We are seeing an influx of applicants from all walks of life. People are getting engaged in manufacturing and see the job sustainability for the future. Not everyone gets to go to work everyday and make something that will save someone’s life, we do. Its fun, interesting and challenging work,” said Jennifer Latiolais, Development Director.
The Company will utilize the training grant to teach needed skills specific to injection molding manufacturing while advancing employees into tier training programs for higher wages based on skills or promoting them into new job positions created or available within the Company.
*Pictured left to right:
Dale Robertson, Texas Workforce Commission, Interim Director, Office of Employer Initiatives
Julian Alvarez III, Texas Workforce Commission, Commissioner, Representing Labor
Shannon Herrera-Mendoza, Alamo Colleges, Economic & Workforce Development
Jennifer Latiolais, All-Plastics, Development Director
Theresa Metcalf, Kerr Economic Development Corporation, Business Retention & Expansion Manager