Alamo Colleges District Receives $1,071,249 Job Training Grant
July 18, 2019
Alamo Colleges District is collaborating with H-E-B, LP, Liquid Web LLC, Internet Contrast Company, IP Secure and Rackspace US Inc., as well as the Workforce Solutions Alamo, Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County for a $1,071,249 Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Alamo, Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County area.
“These partnerships between Alamo Colleges, H-E-B, Liquid Web, Rackspace, Internet Contrast, and IP Secure facilitates advanced skills training for high-demand occupations in the IT and Retail industries,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “These types of joint investments will create new employment opportunities that contribute to keeping Texas the best state in the country for business.”
This grant will be used to provide customized training to 1,310 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with a focus on retail and information technology. Trainees will include computer programmers, software developers, account managers and business development consultants.
“The training funded by this grant will take place at our state-of-the-art Workforce Center of Excellence, as well as Northeast Lakeview College. It is one of the many job training partnerships we have in place to provide the workforce needed to keep local employers competitive in a global marketplace,” said Dr. Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District. “This program also aligns with our goal of providing residents with the skills to qualify for high-wage, high-demand jobs that provide social and economic mobility for themselves and their families.”
Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.