Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

Texas Employers Accept the Texas Internship Challenge

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas' Tri-Agency partners this week announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a joint partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who are promoting the challenge for industry and employer partners to offer paid internships; universities and colleges to promote the campaign and grant academic credit for internship opportunities; and to students to apply for and accept these internships. Employers throughout Texas have already begun to accept the Texas Internship Challenge! Read more about employers accepting the challenge.

February 21, 2017 - Texas Tri-Agency Partners Announce “Texas Internship Challenge” to Increase Student Internship Opportunities

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ Tri-Agency partners today announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a new statewide campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, TWC Employer Commissioner Ruth Hughs and TWC Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez were joined by executives from Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas and Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, among other industry and education leaders to unveil www.TXInternshipChallenge.com, a website where employers can post positions and students can apply for them. Read more about the Texas Internship Challenge.

February 10, 2017 - TWC Announces $1.5 Million in Funding for Pilot Program to Support Foster Youth

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is seeking education partners for a pilot program to help increase the number of Texas foster youth who graduate from high school. TWC announced the availability of $1.5 million in funding for the Foster Youth Dropout Recovery and High School Completion pilot program that will help current and former 16- to 25-year-old foster youth earn a high school diploma or its equivalent, with the opportunity to gain workforce skills and a pathway to employment or postsecondary education. Read about the pilot program here.

February 3, 2017 - Driscoll Children's Hospital, Del Mar College Partner for $345,600 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Driscoll Children’s Hospital has partnered with Del Mar College to provide job training using a $345,600 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend area. Read about the presentation here.

February 3, 2017 - Ascend Performance Materials, Alvin Community College Awarded Job-Training Grants
$501,882 Skills Development Fund and $199,241 Jobs and Education Training Grant presented

Ascend Performance Materials has partnered with Alvin Community College to provide job training using a $501,882 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area. This grant will be used to provide customized training to 283 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on pipefitting, hydraulic systems related to chemicals, plastics and synthetic fiber production. Read about the presentation here.

February 1, 2017 - Capstone Mechanical, Englander dZignPak Partner with TSTC for $333,554 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN ⎯ Capstone Mechanical and Englander dZignPak has partnered with Texas State Technical College to provide job training using a $333,554 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas and Greater Dallas areas. Read about the skills grant presentation here.

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