Press Release - January 20, 2017
Media Contact: Lisa Givens
AUSTIN ⎯ North Texas Specialty Physicians group has partnered with Tarrant County College (TCC) to provide job training using a $248,757 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County area.
This grant will be used to provide customized training for 215 new and incumbent workers for healthcare-related skills with focused instruction on medical data coding, healthcare technology, regulatory guidelines and nursing care. Trainees will include medical assistants, registered nurses, case managers, licensed vocational nurses and social workers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $25.02.
Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.
“The partnership between North Texas Specialty Physicians and Tarrant County 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.”
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.
TCC contact: Coordinator of Special Projects Robin Donovan, 817-515-2572, firstname.lastname@example.org
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