Texas Workforce Commission and Laredo College - Continuing Education Department helping bridge education and industry partnerships to build a stronger economy.
Two programs currently offered: Skills Development Fund and Skills for Small Business.
For more detailed information please click the image above to visit the TWC Skills Development Fund web page.
The Skills Development Fund program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job-training projects. This fund successfully merges business needs and local customized training opportunities into a winning formula to increase the skills levels and wages of the south region workforce. The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period. Grants for a single business may be limited to $500,000.
This customized training includes:
- Tailored curriculum specific to the business partner’s needs
- Classes conducted at the employer’s site or at the training provider’s location
- Flexible class schedules to minimize impact to employers
- Addressing company needs in real time using real work situations
For more detailed information please click the image above to visit the TWC Skills for Small Business web page.
The Skills for Small Business program supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers though it also may help upgrade the skills of incumbent workers. TWC processes the applications together with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees. The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.
Under the Coordination of:
Workforce Development Coordinator
Javier Gutierrez Jr.
Grant Support Specialist
Funding for these programs is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.