Governor Abbott Announces $3.5 Million TWC Vocational Training Grant to Dallas College | Oficina del Gobernador de Texas

October 26, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Dallas College has received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills Development Fund in partnership with 18 Texas construction companies. The $3.5 million award will train more than 1,500 employees in construction-related courses to expand their current job responsibilities and increase employer productivity.

“The State of Texas continues to invest in its highly skilled workforce to expand opportunities for hard-working Texans and to meet the needs of Texas’ growing economy,” Governor Abbott said. . “Through the Texas Workforce Commission and Dallas College, in partnership with construction companies across the state, thousands of Texans will receive valuable upskilling and training opportunities that will take their careers to the next level and support construction. and construction in our fast-growing state.”

“We commend Dallas College for creating strong business partnerships in North Texas by providing much-needed technical training to improve productivity and earning potential in high-demand careers in construction,” said the president of the TWC, Bryan Daniel. “These TWC grants fill the mid-level skills gap in Texas, bolstering the state’s economic potential.”

Dallas College will provide a wide range of customized training to employees in eight local Workforce Development Council zones, with a focus on evolving construction projects. Training includes pipelayers, plumbers, installation and repair workers, construction managers, sheet metal workers, trade and quarry workers, surveyors, welders, mapping technicians and HVAC technicians.

TWC Commissioner representing employers, Aaron Demerson, presented the award to Dallas College representatives and business partners at an event today in Coppell.

The Skills Development Fund grant program has provided training opportunities in partnership with more than 4,800 employers to enhance or support the creation of nearly 420,000 jobs throughout Texas since the program’s inception in 1996.

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