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North Central Texas College Partners with American Hat Company for $98,174 Job-Training Grant and Mineral Wells Independent School District Receives $176,837 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

Date: November 18, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two individual grants: a $98,174 Skills Development Fund grant and a $176,837 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. These grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of North Texas area and Workforce Solutions North Central Texas area, respectively.

“The Texas labor force continues to be the envy of the world because we recognize how important it is to give our students the training and education needed to be competitive in today’s job market,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Presenting these Skills Development Fund and Jobs and Education for Texans grants ensures we are preparing our future workforce for rewarding careers in high demand occupations.”

TWC has awarded American Hat Company, in partnership with North Central Texas College, a $98,174 Skills Development Fund grant to provide job training. This grant will be used to provide custom training to 57 new and incumbent workers in the textiles industry. Trainees will include assembly workers, press operators, clerks, and line supervisors.

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.

TWC has also awarded Mineral Wells Independent School District a $176,837 Jobs and Education for Texans grant. The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers as certified production technicians.

The Jobs and Education for Texans grant program allocates funds each biennium to defray start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community and technical colleges, and independent school districts. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

North Central Texas College Contact: Derbi Partridge, dpartridge@nctc.edu, 940-841-4989  

Mineral Wells Independent School District Contact: Deeann Hampton, dhampton@mwisd.net, 940-328-2874


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