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Community Council of South Central Texas Inc. Receives $315,000 Self Sufficiency Fund Grant

Date: Feb. 7, 2020

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Community Council of South Central Texas Inc. along with Alamo Colleges and Workforce Solutions Alamo a $315,000 Self Sufficiency Fund training grant to help 150 individuals transition into the workforce. The grant will help provide job training skills for occupations such as certified nursing assistants, phlebotomists and patient care technicians. Grant funding from the Self Sufficiency Fund will assist in developing the technical education and learning environment that will lead to industry recognized certificates and credentials.

 “Self Sufficiency grants not only equip students with the skills necessary to earn competitive, high-demand jobs in the healthcare industry but give the community the tools needed for  economic success,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “I am proud to present this Self Sufficiency Grant to the Community Council of South Central Texas Inc., Alamo Colleges and Workforce Solutions Alamo.”

The Self Sufficiency Fund provides funding to eligible training providers including nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based organizations, Texas public community or technical colleges or the Texas Engineering Extension Service. The Self Sufficiency Fund pays for curriculum development, instructor fees and certifications, training materials, certain work-related expenses for trainees and some training equipment for targeted industry clusters. In fiscal year 2018, the Self Sufficiency Fund grant program awarded over $1.9 million dollars to train 919 Texans.

TWC’s Office of Employer Initiatives provides technical assistance at no charge to help streamline Self Sufficiency Fund project development, and then work directly with grant applicants and training providers to ensure that participants receive specific, customized training that is required for occupations. For more information, contact the Outreach and Project Development Consultants at 877-463-1777, customizedtraining.solutions@twc.state.tx.us or locate resources on the TWC’s Self Sufficiency Fund webpage.

Community Council of South Central Texas Inc. Contact- Bobby Deike, 830-463-1750 or bdeike@ccsct.org.

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