Texas is the 10th largest economy in the world, and its manufacturing economy is the 2nd largest in the United States. South Texas is vital to the Texas economy, especially the manufacturing sector, where there are currently upwards of 30,000 jobs in the Rio Grande Valley alone. To continue on the path of manufacturing innovation, it is vital that we train the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.
Two of the state of Texas’ top engineering agencies — the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) — have teamed up with local leaders in the Rio Grande Valley to establish the Texas A&M Rio Grande Valley Advanced Manufacturing/Training Innovation Now (TRAIN) to develop a workforce skilled in advanced manufacturing techniques and promote manufacturing in the region.
With its close proximity to the robust Mexican manufacturing ecosystem, the Rio Grande Valley is uniquely qualified to be the site of expansive training and innovation in the latest technological advances for the 21st-century manufacturing workforce. By working with community leaders and local industry, TRAIN supports transforming the Rio Grande Valley into a leader in advanced manufacturing.