Workforce Solutions South Plains to support high-demand job trai

Workforce Solutions South Plains to support high-demand job training

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(Press Release)

AUSTIN- The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) and Workforce Solutions South Plains have partnered to fund $180,670 to facilitate and support a fourth round of occupational training capacity building at the secondary level during the 2018-19 school year at nine local independent school districts (ISD) in the Workforce Solutions South Plains area. This grant is made possible using a $90,335 High Demand Job Training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) which is leveraged with matching funds from LEDA.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

"These grants support strong partnerships between economic development corporations, Workforce Solutions, and education partners to enhance high-demand education and job training solutions that help students succeed in high-demand industries,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “We are pleased to make this investment to help build industry-aligned programs that are in high demand in this region.”

The South Plains High Demand Job Training will allow the ISDs to train up to 700 students in the demand occupations of welder, nursing assistant, medical assistant, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, emergency medical technician and paramedic, registered nurse, general maintenance and repair technician, construction manager, machinist, computer programmer, computer user support specialist, food service manager, and auto service technician and mechanic. The trainings will provide an opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials and in some cases, earn college credit.

Through the High-Demand Job Training Program, local workforce development boards can apply for funds from TWC to be matched by local economic development corporations, while funds are available. For more on this training program, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office or visit the High-Demand Job Training Program webpage.

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