Healthcare Consortium Partners with Grayson College for over $2M Job-Training Grant

Date: June 14, 2017

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

AUSTIN ⎯ A Healthcare Consortium including Beacon Hill, Carrus Specialty Hospital, UHS Texoma Medical Center and Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center has partnered with Grayson College to provide job training using a $2,086,825 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Texoma area.

“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our community colleges to the benefit of employers and the community. We are pleased to make this investment.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 1,242 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on nuclear medical technology, physical therapy, pharmacy technology, respiratory, nursing, emergency room care, geriatric and pediatric medicines. Trainees will include medical laboratory technicians, nuclear medical technicians, radiological technicians, therapists and nurses. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $27.11.

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.

Grayson College contact: Director of Marketing Amy Evans, 903-436-8628 or evansa@grayson.edu.

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