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Brownsville, Texas A&M Partner on Training

[ April 12, 2024   //   ]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined leaders from the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas A&M University System at a groundbreaking ceremony April 2, for a new 30,000-square-foot South Texas Workforce Development Project advanced manufacturing training facility at the Port of Brownsville.
The center will offer programs provided by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX.
Students will be prepared for in-demand jobs and receive hands-on instruction on issues that workers often encounter, Abbott said. “They will get the experience and training they need to excel in cutting-edge manufacturing jobs here in the Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas.”

Project Funding

The Port of Brownsville recently was named the recipient of US$1.12 million in federal funding for its Vessel Suitability Analysis and Feasibility project.
The project is essential to plan and prepare infrastructure improvements at the port. It will evaluate a range of nonstructural and structural options to support and increase the port’s capacity to accommodate larger vessels efficiently and safely contributing to a greater economic impact.
The feasibility project “seamlessly aligns with our ongoing efforts to sustain safe, reliable, and effective infrastructure so that businesses continue to thrive,” said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Esteban Guerra.
Major infrastructure projects in progress at the Port of Brownsville include the construction of a 118-acre business park to support industrial and manufacturing industries of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project to deepen the Brownsville ship channel from its current 42 feet to 52 feet.

The Port of Brownsville offers ocean services and barge service via the U.S. Intracoastal Waterway System. PHOTO: Port of Brownsville

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