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North Central Texas College in Partnership with Peterbilt Motor Company, Thirty-One Gifts and Samsung HVAC Awarded Grants Totaling $1,036,776 in Job-Training Grants

Date: Oct. 18, 2019

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

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two individual grants: a $553,405 Skills Development Fund grant to North Central Texas College in partnership with a consortium of Thirty-One Gifts and Samsung HVAC and a $483,371 Skills Development Fund grant to North Central Texas College in collaboration with Peterbilt Motor Company. The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas area.

“These partnerships focus on specialized skills training needed to support these high-demand industries in North Central Texas,” said TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Bryan Daniel. “We are pleased to present this grant which will create new employment opportunities for many Texans and sustain a highly trained workforce for our employers.”

The $553,405 Skills Development Fund grant will be used to provide custom training to 222 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction in general business. Trainees will include customer service representatives, financial accountants, heating ventilation and air conditioning engineering managers, maintenance technicians and training coordinators.

“There could not be a more deserving recipient of these Skills Development Fund grants than North Central Texas College,” said State Senator Nelson. “Peterbilt Motor Company, Thirty-One Gifts and Samsung HVAC are training students to build careers and foster economic development in the region.”

TWC has also awarded North Central Texas College a $483,371 Skills Development Fund grant to provide job training. The grant will be used to provide training to 391 new and incumbent workers for industry related topics with a focus on manufacturing. Trainees will include engineering technicians, facilities coordinators, maintenance technicians and safety and compliance engineers.

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.

NCTC contact: Derbi Partridge, 940-841-4989, dpartridge@nctc.edu


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