Alice Independent School District Receives $71,015 Dual Credit, Job-Training Grant

Date: March 25, 2019

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Alice Independent School District (AISD) a $71,015 Skills Development Fund grant to purchase new equipment to support an existing Dual Credit Program at Alice High School.

"Our employers and communities benefit tremendously when there are programs that create structured pathways for students to enter high-demand industries,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “Texas continues to be the best state in the country for business thanks to programs like this."

Through this program, Alice High School will be able to offer students a Level 1 Certificate in Certified Nursing Assistant.  This certificate will enable students to seek out employment in the following occupations: Phlebotomist; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Respiratory Technician; Surgical Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Upon completion of training, the workers will be eligible for high-demand positions with an average hourly wage of $17.80.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

AISD contact: CTE Coordinator, Celina H. Garcia, (361)-664-0126 Ext 429 or celina.garcia@aliceisd.net

 

Photos from the event can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

 

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The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.

 

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