Texas Workforce Commission

North Texas Schools Receive $5.5M In Career, Technical Education Grants From TWC

by | Jan 20, 2023

North Texas educational institutions received more than $5.5 million of the more than $54 million in Jobs and Education for Texans grants awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open enrollment charter schools across the state.

Among the grants awarded were ones to Collin College and seven North Texas area school districts....

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UNT, Workforce Commission to Use $12.7M Grant to Create Texas Beacons of Excellence
by | Nov 28, 2022

University of North Texas Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment (UNT WISE), in partnership with Texas Workforce Commission, announced it will use a $12.7 million grant to create the Texas Beacons of Excellence to help employers enhance their skills in recruiting, retaining, and accommodating employees with disabilities....

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space Launches Paid Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program with the Department of Labor, Collin College
by | Nov 14, 2022
The average starting wage after completing an apprenticeship program is $72,000, according to the DOL.

Raytheon said its new Registered Apprenticeship Program—a first-of-its-kind in DFW—will help address a local skills gap and position North Texas as a manufacturing hub.
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Dallas College Job Training Cuts Turnover, Boosts Engagement
by | Apr 12, 2022
Dallas College, which received a $10 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to train workers in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and transportation-related skills, is on the verge of expanding its job training efforts to the national level.

Closer to home, five Southern Dallas County companies are taking part in the college's Skills Development Fund program.
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Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Receives $750K from Texas Workforce Commission

by | Sep 16, 2020
The grant will be used to give thousands of Texas students access to robotics and STEM learning resources.
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Dallas Entrepreneur Develops App To Help Laid Off Workers Connect with State Unemployment Agencies
by | Aug 3, 2020
After being laid off due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, John McCarley created Stay A-OK, a platform that helps people call state unemployment offices, banks, airlines, and telephone companies while saving time.
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New Dallas Nonprofit Heroes Foundation Assists Military Veterans in Finding Fulfilling Careers
by | Jul 28, 2020
Inspired by his personal story, Chris Montoya has dedicated his professional life to assisting veterans in finding meaningful work after transitioning back to civilian life. The founder kicked off the 501c3 status of his "labor of love" by partnering with Spectrum/Charter on a four-part military hiring event.
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Dallas College and the Texas Restaurant Association Partner on New Restaurant Certification Amid COVID-19
by | Jul 13, 2020
New ‘Texas Restaurant Promise Certification’ to ensure consumer and staff confidence in restaurant industry amid COVID-19.
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grants

Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents

by | Aug 15, 2018
Plus, grants for the Richardson Adult Literacy Center and Richland College as well as other social efforts to boost education and the workforce.
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STEM
4 Ways Community Leaders Say We Can Better Prepare the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow
by | Jun 21, 2018
Employers across a variety of fields from advanced manufacturing to health care need talent that has a strong foundation in math and science to stay competitive.
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Case Study: RealPage
by | Jan 17, 2018
RealPage could have moved anywhere to continue its upward trajectory. It chose Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Tiffany Cason
Boost to Education: Hunt, TI Foundations & Texas Workforce Commission Donate Funds to Local Schools
by | Dec 15, 2017
Several local schools have received grants or donations that will help develop programming and scholarships to set kids up for their future careers.
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