Texas Governor announces $1.3M in grants to bolster healthcare workforce

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott awarded over $1.3 million in Skills Development Fund grants to Collin County Community College District (Collin College) and Temple College to provide customized training, according to a Sept. 9 news release.

Collin College was awarded over $927,000 to train 580 newly hired and employed workers in high-demand occupations. At the same time, about $408,000 went to Temple College to provide specialized training to 170 new and current workers in the healthcare industry, with a focus on patient care technician services training.

Mr. Abbott said that Texas continues creating the best educational opportunities and training to support business growth across the state.

"In partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, we are providing critical resources for individuals entering healthcare professions, manufacturing, and more, ensuring Texans have the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their career and create a brighter future for themselves and their families," Mr. Abbott said. 

The Skills Development Fund grants provide site-specific, customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and their employees to increase the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The fund has provided training opportunities in partnership with more than 4,700 employers to upgrade or support the creation of more than 411,000 jobs throughout Texas since 1996.

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