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The Skills Development Fund (SDF) Pre-Employment Training for New Jobs pilot project provides grants to community and technical colleges to provide customized job training programs for businesses that want to train potential new workers prior to hiring them. This pilot project is designed to determine the necessary conditions for developing a successful customized training grant project where trainees are not yet employed by a business partner. Grantees will help the Texas Workforce Commission identify approaches and models that could be used to successfully train, place, and retain workers in new jobs.
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SDF Pre-Employment Training for New Jobs helps:
A business, consortium of businesses, or trade union identifies a training need, and then partners with a public community or technical college to fill specific needs. Business partners work with colleges in the planning and development of customized training curricula. College partners develop curricula, submit proposals, conduct training and administer grants. The SDF Pre-Employment Training for New Jobs pays for the training.
The SDF Pre-Employment Training for New Jobs pilot project is administered by TWC, and success is achieved through collaboration with businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
The program is funded by appropriations from the Texas Legislature.
The program is governed by the following rules and regulations:
Access information and resources on this pilot project, including proposal submission forms.
Last Verified: October 12, 2012
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