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Amarillo College Partners With Health Care Consortium for $549,774 Job-Training Grant

Date: Nov. 7, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A health care consortium, consisting of Amarillo Medical Services, BSA Hospital LLC and Northwest Texas Healthcare System Inc., has partnered with Amarillo College to provide job training using a $549,774 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Panhandle.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

“Texas is fortunate to have Amarillo Medical Services, BSA Hospital, Northwest Texas Healthcare System, and Amarillo College collaborating to provide workforce training with the assistance of this Skills Development Fund grant,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “This partnership reflects the state’s ongoing commitment to employee development and helping Texas workers increase their skill sets, which leads to successful and rewarding careers.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 240 incumbent workers in the health care industry. Trainees will include paramedics, nurse case managers and registered nurses. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $33.25.

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.

Amarillo College contact: Center for Continuing Healthcare Education Director Melissa Burns, 806-356-3650, mdburns@actx.edu


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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