Governor Greg Abbott announced today a Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant award of $1,009,383 to Dallas College by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant, in collaboration with Mint Dentistry, Kpost Company, Kpost Roofing, On-Target Supplies and Logistics, and The Richards Group, aims to provide customized training to over 600 workers in administration, project management, roofing, dental hygiene, material handling, and desktop support.
Governor Abbott expressed pride in Texas's commitment to investing in a diverse and growing workforce to support the thriving industries in the state's economy. He highlighted the importance of the job training grant in equipping North Texans with the skills needed for high-demand careers.
“The Skills Development Fund connects colleges and employers to build a highly trained workforce by providing resources directly where they’re needed,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. He emphasized that the award is a testament to employers' dedication to upskilling their workers to meet the demands of the growing Texas economy.
The award presentation took place at the Dallas College Garland Center, where TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel presented the grant to representatives from Dallas College and the participating businesses.
The Skills Development Fund is the state's workforce training grant program, designed to assist businesses in upskilling their workforce. In collaboration with public community and technical colleges, workforce development boards, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, TWC works to deliver customized and innovative training to businesses of all sizes.
Since its inception in 1996, the SDF grant program has partnered with at least 4,800 employers, providing training opportunities and supporting the creation of over 420,000 jobs throughout Texas.