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Skills Development Fund Grants

Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for industry in form of training opportunities for private business, business consortium or trade unions. Since 1996, Skills grants have helped 3,263 employers create 76,191 jobs and upgrade the skills of 208,630 workers. With customized training provided by state-funded Skills Grants, the local workforce increases their skill levels and wages to remain competitive and receive training that is industry specific.
Texas Southmost College was awarded over $700,000 worth of funding used for training local industries. Customized training includes, but is not limited to, a large selection of fields:

  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Machining
  • Electrical distribution systems
  • Motor Control
  • Compressors, pumps and mechanical drive
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Microsoft Advanced Excel
  • Microsoft Word/PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • English in the workplace

Skills for Small Business

Texas Workforce Commission also provides funding for Small Businesses. This program is specific to small businesses that have fewer than 100 employees. The goal of the program is to increase competitiveness, upgrade skills, and provide industry training to newly hired employees to fulfil job requirements.

Skills for Small Business provides:

  • Training for full-time employees
  • Tuition and fees for new hires up to $1,450
  • Tuition and fees for incumbent employees up to $725
  • Training courses are provided by a Texas Public Community, Technical College, or the Texas Engineering Extension Services

Texas Southmost College can offer courses such as:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Leadership Training
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Lean Enterprise Training
  • ESOL
  • Leadership for Supervisors
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Blue Print Reading

Applies to Health Care, Manufacturing and Office Management