Tarrant County College Corporate Solutions: Utilizing Grant Funds

News Date: 
04/10/2018 - 9:30am

Tarrant County College manages six Skills Development Fund workforce grants from the Texas Workforce Commission as well as a recent grant award from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

TCC is continuing to build on its history of utilizing grant funds to build capacity to respond to workforce needs. Currently, TCC Corporate Solutions & Economic Development is managing six Skills Development Fund grants from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training for local businesses including Flex-N-Gate, Inspirus, Klein Tools, Lockheed Martin, MillerCoors, Mother Parker’s Tea and Coffee, Pavement Services, Safran Electronics, and Safran Helicopter Engines.

The projects span different industries from IT, healthcare, and customer service to aviation, construction and manufacturing. These grant awards total $4,278,117 and are funding 82,909 training hours to 2,985 employees, helping ensure the businesses in Tarrant County stay competitive and successful.

TCC and Inspirus LLC are utilizing the most recent $198,503 Skills Development Fund grant to provide customized training for 97 new and incumbent workers in custom information technology training and certifications for industry-related topics with focused instruction on Amazon Web Services Development Essentials, Microsoft SQL Service, Certified SysOps, and Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server. Trainees will include customer service coordinators, developers, quality assurance inspectors and assemblers.  Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $23.58.  TCC also recently received a grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation in the amount of $250,000. These funds will help TCC develop a more direct academic pathway to cybersecurity education. The project will allow TCC to work more closely with business and industry leaders in the area to ensure the cybersecurity pathway is in place and will help meet the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. In addition to developing a stronger pathway for cybersecurity employment, the project will also develop a model for industry partnership and guided pathways that can be applied to other programs.

For more information, contact our GSWIDA Board Member - Dr. Jennifer Hawkins.

Dr. Jennifer Hawkins
Director of Corporate Solutions & Economic Development

Tarrant County College District
Tarrant County College Workforce Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
(817) 515-2506