The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has dedicated $1 million to address skills gaps and ensure a talent pipeline is available to address regional industry needs.  Private employers or corporate foundations can collaborate with Workforce Solutions to apply for funding for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) activities that support workforce development for eight designated industry clusters.

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About the Program

The Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) program supports collaborations between local workforce development boards and industry partners through the leveraging of matching contributions of cash or qualifying expenditures for occupational job training. Match funds must support certain WIOA activities and focus on eight designated industry clusters:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace, Aviation and Defense
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Petroleum Refining and Chemical Products

Allowable WIOA activities include:

  • training
  • mentoring
  • support services
  • skills assessments
  • cluster analysis

Funds are available through August 31, 2022.

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How to Apply

Businesses interested in partnering in a grant should contact their local Workforce Solutions workforce development board. To apply for the grant funds, Workforce Solutions partners must enter into an agreement with one or more industry partner and submit the applications forms listed below. The completed, signed and dated application documents must be submitted by email to oeitexasindustrypartnership@twc.texas.gov.

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Grant “Big Check” Presentations

Recent recipient of a Skills Development Fund, (JET), Self Sufficiency Grant (SSF), High Demand Jobs Training (HDJT), Dual Credit (DC) or Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) grant and interested in hosting a big check presentation? Review guidelines, download required forms and plan your upcoming event.

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