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Over $1 Million In Grant Funds Awarded for Skills Development Training

How Does Skills Development Help You and Your Small Business? You're missing out on free money.


Contrary to popular belief, training is a crucial factor for small businesses. Stimulating proactive thinking from people, and not just reactive, can encourage a small group to work with fluency and creativity. Something which is difficult to find in larger organisations.



Did you know businesses (in partnership with an eligible applicant) can receive up to $500,000 to meet their customized training needs. The amount can be more for a consortium. The average per-trainee cost is $2,000, and the trainees must be full-time, paid employees. TWC accepts project proposal submissions throughout the year. Each grant typically lasts 12 months. Our local eligible applicant is our education partner - Dallas College. Skills Development is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. The program is funded by appropriations from the Texas Legislature.



In December 2023, Dallas College received $1M Job Training Grant From Texas Workforce Commission.


The grant was in partnership with Mint Dentistry, Kpost Company, Kpost Roofing, On-Target Supplies and Logistics, and The Richards Group. Dallas College will provide over 600 new and current workers with customized training in administration, project management, roofing, dental hygiene, material handling, and desktop support through the grant. small business could qualify to take advantage of skills development grant funds and have the training classes we offer paid for by grants.


That means the classes you may want for yourself, your managers to enhance their management skills or staff members could be paid for by a workforce grant. That's free money, upgraded skills and the ability to generate more revenue for your business.


Dallas College will provide over 600 new and current workers with customized training in administration, project management, roofing, dental hygiene, material handling, and desktop support through the grant.

“Texas is proud to invest in our growing, diverse workforce to ensure critical industries in our state’s world-class economy continue to thrive,” Abbott said in a statement. “This job training grant will help equip North Texans with the skills they need to excel in high-demand careers and ensure our vital industries have the support they need to succeed. I thank the Texas Workforce Commission for partnering with Dallas College and other local businesses to bring this invaluable training to hardworking Texans.”


TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel lauded the employers connected to the grant.

“The Skills Development Fund connects colleges and employers to build a highly trained workforce by providing resources directly where they’re needed,” Daniel said in a statement. “Today’s award is another great example of employers who are committed to upskilling their workers to prepare for the growing Texas economy.”


On Thursday, Daniel presented the award to representatives from Dallas College and participating businesses at a ceremony at the Dallas College Garland Center, formerly the Richland College Garland Campus.



SDF is the state’s workforce training grant program to help businesses upskill their new or current workforce.


Abbott said that in partnership with the public community and technical colleges, workforce development boards, and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, the commission collaborates to provide customized, innovative training to Texas businesses of all sizes.

The state said that the SDF grant program has provided training opportunities in partnership with at least 4,800 employers to upgrade or support the creation of more than 420,000 jobs in Texas since the program’s inception in 1996.


Link to learn more and contact Dallas College to determine if your small business qualifies: https://www.dallascollege.edu/cd/special-programs/pages/true-pathways.aspx


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