workforce training

Dallas College Taps New Presidents for Its Mountain View, Brookhaven Campuses

by | Jun 28, 2024
As part of their responsibilities, Mountain View’s Macario Hernandez and Brookhaven’s Madeline Burillo-Hopkins will aim to bolster workforce opportunities in their communities.
The Last Word: The DRC’s Jarrad Toussant on the New DFW Health Care and IT Talent Pipeline Portal
To help fill those jobs, the DRC—with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies—recently launched a new workforce development tool called the DFW Health Care and IT Talent Pipeline Portal. The online tool provides "expansive, up-to-date data on the supply of and demand for talent for middle-skill jobs."
The Last Word: Monica Christopher on Her New Role as President of TWU’s Dallas Campus
by | Mar 7, 2024
Christopher has held key fundraising and relationship building posts over the past 25 years at Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA, and is the the former chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Alumni. On February 1, she became the inaugural president of TWU's Dallas campus, the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, located in an eight-story, 190,000-square-foot building in the heart of the Southwestern Medical District.
Trivie Co-Founder and CEO Lawrence Schwartz at the Innovation Awards 2022, presented by D CEO and Dallas Innovates.
Frisco-Based Workforce Training Platform Trivie Acquired by Quantum5
by | Jan 31, 2024
Trivie integrates brain science, gamification, and detailed analytics into its workforce engagement platform. With the acquisition, Arizona-based Quantum5 will use Trivie's solution to help automotive manufacturers and dealers upskill and reskill their workers.

Defense Department Awards $30M to Create UT Dallas ‘Energy Storage Systems Campus’

by | Sep 18, 2023
The $30 million UTD-led project aims "to accelerate the transition and scaling of next-generation batteries," while reducing dependence on scarce critical materials. Led by UTD biology professor Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, the initiative will include the construction of a new research facility at the Richardson IQ.
READYTOWORK Launches Initiative to Meet Demand for Pharmacy Techs in Texas
by | Feb 21, 2023
A social impact enterprise since 2006, Dallas-based READYTOWORK provides people with industry-backed certification training, livable wage jobs in supply chain and logistics, and ongoing professional development to support career trajectories.
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.
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."

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.
Dallas Mayor Releases Major ‘Upskilling Dallas’ Report to Help Drive Workforce Development
by | Nov 19, 2021
"Together, we can build the workforce of the future—one that will attract and grow businesses, build equity, and sustain our city’s outstanding economic growth for years to come," Mayor Eric Johnson said on the report's release.
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.