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Amarillo College receives third $100,000 safety grant from Texas Mutual Insurance

Amarillo College is well positioned to continue providing free safety-training courses for area businesses thanks to another generous grant courtesy of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

For the third year in a row, the state’s largest workers’ compensation provider has awarded a $100,000 grant to AC’s Risk Management Program to offer free courses on a variety of safety issues, from first aid to OSHA requirements.

Representatives of Texas Mutual, including regional manager Scott Bain, will formally present the latest safety-training check to AC officials at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the front lobby of AC’s Downtown Campus.

“We are truly gratified that Texas Mutual recognizes the value of our safety-training efforts and has renewed this generous funding for another year,” Toni Gray, AC’s dean of continuing education, said. “We plan to put it to good use on behalf of businesses and employees throughout the region.”

By renewing AC’s grant for a third year, Texas Mutual is giving the College the means of extending its safety-training reach. AC’s Continuing Education Division will establish or expand free classes that will help businesses navigate OSHA guidelines, promote forklift safety, and even focus on worksite CPR and first-aid protocols.

Since 1999, Texas Mutual has awarded $6.6 million to selected colleges in Texas, which in turn offer businesses of every size high-quality training to optimize workplace safety – completely free.

Members of the workforce who complete free training classes at AC will receive applicable continuing education units (CEUs).

For more information about free safety-training classes underwritten by Texas Mutual Insurance Company at Amarillo College, please contact Jeff Wallick at jwallick@actx.edu, (806) 371-2913 or (806) 670-9575.
 


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