ARGO Data Resource, GXA Network Solutions and The Wilkins Group Partner with Richland College for $523,089 Job-Training Grant

Date: March 23, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ A Technology Consortium, including ARGO Data Resource Corp., GXA Network Solutions and The Wilkins Group, have partnered with Richland College to provide job training using a $523,089 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area.

The partnership among ARGO, GXA, The Wilkins Group and Richland College on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 197 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on Agile, SQL, JavaScript and project management. Trainees will include application developers, programmers and software engineers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $35.73.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Richland College contact: Director of Marketing and Communications Whitney Rosenbalm at 972-238-6023 (office), 214-263-4349 (cell) or whitneyr@dcccd.edu

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