TWC Awards $150,000 Training Grant to Workforce Solutions Texoma and Local Partners
AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Texoma a $150,000 High Demand Job Training (HDJT) grant to prepare area workers for long-term, high-demand careers.
“The HDJT grant program addresses regional needs with opportunities to upskill workers in Texas communities,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “The partnership in Texoma will help bolster the economy with skilled workers in high demand occupations for years to come.”
Workforce Solutions Texoma will use the grant in partnership with Sherman Economic Development Corporation and Sherman Independent School District to help train students for high-demand occupations in the growing semiconductor workforce. The district will use the HDJT grant to purchase equipment to train students interested in electrical engineering careers. Funding for soldering machinery, dedicated computers, specialized tools, and safety equipment will help teach the function and use of electrical components.
TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel presented the award at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and Career and Technical Education students at Sherman High School.
The HDJT grant program is part of TWC’s statewide effort to support collaboration between Workforce Development Boards and local economic development entities. These partnerships help create job training programs that prepare individuals across Texas communities for high-demand occupations. For more on this training program, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office or visit the High Demand Job Training Program webpage.
Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers, and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and its services in coordination with its local workforce development boards network, call 800-628-5115 or visit https://twc.texas.gov/. Subscribe to email updates to receive notifications about TWC programs and services.