On Tuesday, March 5, Texas Mutual Insurance Company awarded a $100,000 grant to Texarkana College to fund the college’s safety training program, which provides workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the general public.
This is the third consecutive year that Texas Mutual, the state’s leading 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, president of Texarkana College, 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 provides safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.
In 2017, Texarkana College 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 relative 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 to these colleges, so safety programs can be available to their communities and available to employees across the state. These safety courses, along with many other company initiatives, demonstrate our commitment to creating a stronger, safer Texas.”
For more information about the upcoming safety training program at Texarkana College, call (903) 823-3456 or visit texarkanacollege.edu.