& Industry may be eligible for Skills Development Grant or Skills for Small
Business funding for employee training. Vernon
College has been successful implementing these grant funds providing training to our
local business and industry.
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job-training program providing training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers. Funding for the program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
The Skills Development Fund program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job-training projects. This fund successfully merges business needs and local customized training opportunities into a winning formula to increase the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce.
ensure that participating employers receive the training they need to address
changing business needs and workforce skills gaps, training courses funded
under the program should conform to the parameters for each training category,
- Business Technical – At least 55%
of the total training hours for a Skills Development Fund grant must be
business technical courses, which are occupational-specific courses.
Industry-specific examples include metrology, pneumatics, mechanical
maintenance and; finance, and nurse certification.
- General Technical – Up to 45% of
the total training hours for a Skills Development Fund grant may be
general technical courses, which are courses that may be essential to the
occupation but are more basic and foundational. General technical training
may include, for example, Lean and Six Sigma courses, Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) courses, and Microsoft Office and other
- Non-Technical – No more than 10%
of the total training hours for a Skills Development Fund grant may be in
non-technical courses such as leadership, communication and team building
For more information visit the TWC website: Skills Development Fund
for Small Business Grant
The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC)
Skills for Small Business program is exceptional opportunity which supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, emphasizes training for new workers, and
helps upgrade the skills of incumbent workers.
For more information
visit the TWC website:
for Small Business Grant
Tina Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 940-689-3714 for more information.
For more information about the
Vernon College service area we invite you to visit the following:
Vernon Chamber of Commerce
Wichita Falls Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
Wichita Falls Human Resource Association