AUSTIN (Nov. 18, 2015) — Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies and Jack Henry & Associates have partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $444,470 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas area.

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 192 new and incumbent workers for information technology-related topics. Trainees will include software engineers, computer programmers, industrial engineers and project managers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $39.82.

“Through the training provided by Collin College, these Texas employers will be able to address identified job-training needs while enhancing the professional skills of their workers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “We are excited to award this grant from the Skills Development Fund.”

The Skills Development Fund grant program is celebrating 20 years of success as the state’s premier training program in 2015-16. The fund was initiated by the Legislature in September of 1995 and first began awarding contracts in 1996. During that time the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 329,333 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,141 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at texasworkforce.org/skills.

 

About the Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit texasworkforce.org. There is a Texas Workforce Commission location in McKinney at 1701 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 250. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe the email updates.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.