Workforce Development

  • Skills Development Fund

    Benefit

    • A business, consortium of businesses, or trade union identifies a training need, and then partners with a public community or technical college to fill its specific needs. Businesses work with college partners to submit proposals, develop curricula, and conduct training.
    • The Skills Development Fund pays for the training, the college administers the grant, and businesses create new jobs and improve the skills of their current workers.
    • Texas Workforce Commission provides access to a team of highly skilled professionals who provide technical assistance, at no charge, to help streamline the development of projects and proposals. The team is available to work directly with employers, colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards, and economic development partners throughout the life of the project to ensure employers are getting the training their workers need.

    Eligibility

    • Grant recipients are public community or technical colleges.
    • Business partners are primarily private for-profit businesses.

    Administration

    The Skills Development Fund is administered through the Texas Workforce Commission. For more detailed information on the program, click here.

    Self Sufficiency Fund

    Benefit

    Grant recipients (i.e. public community colleges, public technical colleges, and community-based organizations) partner with local businesses that participate in the planning and design of a proposed training project for in-need individuals.

    Administration

    The Self-Sufficiency Fund is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. For more detailed information on the program, click here.