Hendrick Provider Network Partners with Texas State Technical College for $110,512 Job-Training Grant

Date: June 21, 2018

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

AUSTIN ⎯ Hendrick Provider Network has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to provide job training using a $110,512 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

“The partnership between Hendrick Provider Network and TSTC 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.”

“Like the rest of Texas, the Abilene area is experiencing explosive job creation with a need for an expanded talent pool,” said state Rep. Stan Lambert. “TSTC and Hendrick Provider Network are at the forefront of training local employees and jobseekers. This $110,512 Skills Development Fund grant helps aid that effort.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 66 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on advanced coding and auditing, medical office compliance and medical practice security. Trainees will include clinical nursing coordinators, compliance specialists, licensed vocational nurses and practice operations specialists. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $17.89.

“Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.”

TSTC contact: Executive Director of Communications Bradley White, 254-867-3035 or Bradley.white@tstc.edu

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