Hill College to provide financial assistance to eligible students with Texas Reskilling Grant

  Jessyca Brown
  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:16 PM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College recently received a $112,500 Texas Reskilling Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

The grant is specifically designed to support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and to support students who have previously stopped out of higher education complete a postsecondary credential.

Hill College identified 49 workforce credentials aligned with the top targeted occupations for its service area and the state of Texas, which include programs providing degrees and certifications for occupations in construction and mechanical technology, law enforcement, health care, business administration and professional services, information technology, welding, fire science, emergency medical services, and education.

“The Hill College service area is split between the North Central Texas and Heart of Texas workforce development boards, so we used the targeted occupations list from those two areas to help determine which programs this grant will support,” said Hill College Vice President of External Affairs Jessyca Brown. “This is important to the distribution of grant funds because the targeted occupations lists identify high-growth, high-demand and emerging occupations that are critical to the state and local economies for our service area.”

“Our goal is to help qualifying students who were unable to finish their certification or degree in 2020, or in prior years, re-enroll and complete a program,” said Brown. “We are eager to help students complete their educational goals so that they can quickly return to the workforce with increased wage earnings, which will also help stimulate local economic development.”

Hill College is one of 40 educational institutions statewide to receive these funds under the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program, which is supported by a portion of the $175 million allocation to the THECB from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund. Grant funds will provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to a minimum of 75 students through December 2021.

For more information about Hill College, visit www.hillcollege.edu. For questions and additional information about grant eligibility, contact scholarships@hillcollege.edu.