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Workforce Education

Texas Workforce Commission

Skills for Small Business 

This exceptional opportunity supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers though it also may help upgrade the skills of incumbent workers.

 

  •  Skills for Small Business emphasizes training newly hired employees (those hired up to twelve months prior to the date).
  •   Eligible companies: companies with less than 100 employees on a global scale.
  • Must provide employee personal documentation as needed to develop the grant.  
  • The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period. 
  • Funding for training is for full-time, permanent employees. 
  • All training must be provided by a public community or technical college, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). No third-party vendor training is allowed. Courses are not allowed to be customized.  
  • Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules— credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses.
  • Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.
 

 

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Skills Development Fund


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 Texas workforce.

To be considered for a Skills Development Fund grant, the private business, business consortium or trade union must:

 

  • Companies with over 100 employees on a global scale. 
  • Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.
  • Must provide employee personal documentation as needed to develop the grant. 
  • The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.
  • Funding for training is for full-time, permanent employees.
  • All training must be provided by a public community or technical college, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). No third-party vendor training is allowed. Courses may be customized on business needs. 
  • Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules— credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses.

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For additional information, please contact Salvador Sciaraffa III at 956.286.8690 or salvador.sciaraffa@laredo.edu