We can help...
- facilitate government-funded workforce development grants.
- work with economic development offices to ensure prospective companies training opportunities are available for their employees.
- provide workforce education and training to adults to assist in acquiring or upgrading technical skills leading to employment or job advancement.
- sponsor corporate training opportunities for area employers and professionals to satisfy organizational needs and educational requirements for licensing or credentials.
Texas Workforce Skills Development Grant
The Continuing Education Department can assist your organization in the development of a Texas Workforce Skills Development Grant http://www.twc.state.tx.us/partners/skills-development-fund-training-providers-workforce-development-partners. These grants offer organizations the ability to provide training to all levels of employees, ultimately leading to a better-trained workforce earning increased wages. A trained workforce is a major asset to an organization and to the community as a whole. For more information, please contact the office at 817-760-5820.
- Partner with an eligible grant applicant, which is a public community or technical college, the Texas Engineering Extension Service, or a private, nonprofit community-based organization in partnership with one of those institutions.
- Be actively involved in the planning and design of the customized training project.
- Pay wages to the employees who successfully complete the training program that are equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for the occupation in the local labor market.
- Disclose any other state or federal grant funds sought or awarded for the proposed training project.
- Sign an agreement with the grant applicant outlining each entity's roles and responsibilities in the training project, including reporting requirements related to trainee participation.
- Provide equal employment opportunity documentation as well as information on the occupations for training, employment benefits, wages and social security numbers for trainees.
- Use WorkinTexas.com to post openings for new workers trained under the project.
Small Business Grant
This grant is available to small businesses classified by the Texas Workforce Commission as having 99 or less employees. For more information, please contact the office at 817-760-5820. visit http://www.twc.state.tx.us/businesses/skills-small-business-employers
- Skills for Small Business emphasizes training newly hired employees, those who have been hired by the business up to twelve months prior to the date that Texas Workforce Commission receives an application.
- The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.
- Funding for training is for full-time employees.
- All training must be provided by a public community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). No third-party vendor training is allowed.
- Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules— credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses.
- Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.
Sampling of Training Courses
- Conflict resolution management
- Customer Service
- Delegating tasks
- Negotiation skills
- Project management
- Others (as needed)
- Excel (beginner to advanced)
- Welding (beginner to specialized)
- Others (as needed)