Business Consortium Partners With Collin College for $294,190 Job-Training Grant

Date: Oct. 18, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A business consortium, consisting of Applied Concepts Inc., ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc., and Networkers Inc. (Gattaca Americas), has partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $294,190 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas areas.

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

“Texas is fortunate to have Applied Concepts Inc., ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc., Networkers Inc., and Collin 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 236 new and incumbent workers. Trainees will include marketing specialists; senior compensation and benefits analysts; and web administrators. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $40.88.

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

Collin College contact: Marketing & Communications Director Marisela Cadena-Smith, 972-758-3896,


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