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Panola College Receives $206,323 Dual Credit, Job-Training Grant

Date: June 21, 2019

Media Contact: Margaret Hession
Phone: 512-463-8942

AUSTIN ⎯ Panola College will provide customized training and dual credit to students using a $206,323 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions East Texas.

 “Congratulations to Panola College and Jefferson ISD on this partnership that will offer students CTE courses in high-demand occupations benefitting the health care industry,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “This investment in their students provides Texas employers with a highly-skilled talent pipeline.”

This grant will be used to support an existing Dual Credit Program at Panola College by purchasing new equipment. The funds will go towards the purchasing of medical equipment. Students will be able to earn their certificates in nursing.

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.

Panola College Contact: Whitney McBee, 903-754-6380 or wmcbee@panola.edu


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