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TC receives $100,000 to fund worker safety training program

TC receives $100,000 to fund worker safety training program

This year's grant is TC's third consecutive from Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

March 6th, 2019 by From Texas Mutual Insurance Co./Texarkana College Press Release in Texarkana News

James Hensen, Texas Mutual's manager of safety services for the Dallas region, presents a check for $100,000 to Texarkana College for safety training Tuesday at the college in Texarkana, Texas.

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

A $100,000 grant was awarded to Texarkana College by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. to fund the college's safety training program.

The program provides work safety courses for community employers, workers and the public.

This is the third consecutive year that Texas Mutual, a provider of workers' compensation insurance, has given a $100,000 grant to the college to support the safety training program.

"Workplace safety should be a top priority for businesses, and our partnership with Texas Mutual helps educate area employers and employees on that topic," Dr. Jason Smith, TC president, said. "Our participants not only learn valuable lessons they can apply in the workplace, but these courses also give them a competitive edge in today's marketplace. Thanks to the generosity of Texas Mutual, we can continue to provide the community with this valuable safety resource."

Texas Mutual has awarded $7.6 million in safety education grants since 1999. Texarkana College is one of 10 colleges in Texas that provide safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.

In 2017, TC launched a training program to increase safety awareness and to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. The goal of the program is to provide a wide range of possible courses relevant to the workforce in Texarkana.

"For 20 years we've partnered with Texas community colleges to ensure tens of thousands of workers get the education they need to work safely," said Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual. "We are happy to continue our support of these colleges so safety programs can be available to their communities and available to employees across the state."

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