Texas: Governor Abbott Announces Over $468,000 Job Training Grant To Dallas College

~ Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced a Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant award of $468,309 to Dallas College by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used to provide training for more than 240 new and current employees from health and human services programs provider Gainwell Technologies. This training will increase their skills across IT systems, increase efficiency in the delivery of products, and prepare employees to replace retiring workers.

At a ceremony in Irving, TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson presented the award to Dallas College leadership and Gainwell Technologies representatives. Governor Abbott expressed his appreciation for the work being done to expand opportunities for hardworking Texans and meet the needs of the state's growing economy. "The State of Texas continues to invest in our highly skilled, diverse workforce to support critical industries in our state's booming economy," he said. "With this job training grant, Dallas College will train hundreds of new and current health and human services professionals to help deliver the best healthcare for Texans."

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TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel also commented on the importance of this grant. "The Skills Development Fund supports Texas employers by upskilling current employees and helping create new high-paying, in-demand jobs," he said. "These TWC grants provided training for more than 30,000 workers in Texas in the past three years, strengthening the state's workforce."

Since its inception in 1996, The SDF grant program has provided training opportunities in partnership with at least 4,800 employers to upgrade or support the creation of nearly 420,000 jobs throughout Texas. With this latest grant award from TWC to Dallas College and Gainwell Technologies, even more Texans will have access to job training that can help them succeed in their careers.

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