workforce training

NPower Texas Expands Free Tech Fundamentals Program to Dallas-Fort Worth

by | Aug 5, 2022
The extended deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is August 15. NPower Texas is the state arm of a national nonprofit offering free tech training to 18- to 26-year-olds and military veterans and spouses.

80% of the program's graduates find full-time jobs or continue their education—with an average salary boost of 384%. In March, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $15 million to NPower, its largest donation ever.
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Fueling the Biotech Boom: Dallas College Lands ‘Historic’ $8.8M Grant to Train Workers as North Texas’ Life Sciences Sector Soars
by | Aug 3, 2022
Top North Texas healthcare and life science employers—including UT Southwestern, McKesson, Evolve Biologics, Texas Health Resources, and more—have already signed up to hire 1,100 biotech workers from the groundbreaking program.

27,000 workers have made Dallas-Fort Worth a Top 20 U.S. metro for life sciences companies. As the boom continues, they’ll need company. Here's how the grant will help Dallas College and other local higher ed institutions step up to provide it—and why a CEO at Lyda Hill Philantrhopies calls it a "game changer."
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Dallas College Is Awarded a $5M Apprenticeship Building America Grant
by | Jul 18, 2022
The grant—part of more than $121 million given by the U.S. Department of Labor to help strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs—was the only one awarded in North Texas. The college was also the only higher education institute in Texas to get one of the grants. The grants are intended to help workers find a “reliable path to the middle class," the Labor Department says.
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Emmitt Smith and UNT Dallas Celebrate Opening of New Expansion at Southern Dallas Innovation Center
by | Jan 28, 2022
Dallas political leaders and UNT Dallas officials were among the speakers at the opening. Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith purchased the property in 2019 through his real estate company, E Smith Communities, as a place to build and incubate talent. UNT Dallas has now joined Dallas College and other organizations in setting up programs at the renovated center.
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DFW Orgs Team Up to Offer Certification Classes in Logistics to Unemployed Texans

by | Aug 25, 2021
Just in time for Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, READYTOWORK and Aspire are putting out a call-to-action to encourage women to participate in their upcoming program. Women have made up more than 40 percent of training participants to date.
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