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Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program, up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund is dedicated to the backbone of Texas' business community—our small employers. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees.
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.
For assistance, contact TWC's Workforce Business Services staff at 877-463-1777 or SkillsforSmallBusiness@twc.state.tx.us.
The Office of the Governor and TWC present a series of Governor's Small Business Forums statewide throughout the year. The forums inform the Texas entrepreneur and Texas small business community of challenges in starting, operating and growing a business while illuminating the many opportunities, tools, and resources available to the greater small business community. At the forums, TWC provides employers not only with information about the Skills for Small Business program, but also immediate access to the program's team of experts and contact information for their local college, TWC project developers and local workforce board leaders. Interested businesses work with a TWC project development specialist to complete applications during the forum. The Governor's Small Business Forums also showcase workforce board services, such as recruiting and hiring assistance, business development strategies, business tax credit information and labor market information.
TWC Workforce Business Services Outreach & Customer Support Team