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Skills Development is Texas’ premier job-training program. Skills Development provides grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses who want to train new workers or upgrade the skills of their existing workforce.
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Skills Development helps:
A business, consortium of businesses, or trade union identifies a training need, and then partners with a public community or technical college to fill its specific needs. Businesses work with college partners to submit proposals, develop curricula and conduct training. The Skills Development Fund pays for the training, and the college administers the grant.
Skills Development is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, and success is achieved through collaboration with businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
The program is funded by appropriations from the Texas Legislature.
The program is governed by the following rules and regulations:
Access information and resources on Skills Development, including proposal submission forms.
Find out about TWC’s Skills for Small Business program.
Get information on TWC’s Self Sufficiency program.
Get information on TWC’s Skills Development Fund Pre-Employment Training for New Jobs pilot project.
Last Verified: January 17, 2013
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