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TWC Approves $2.45 Billion To Aid Child Care Providers

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The Texas Workforce Commission recently approved $2.45 billion in direct support for the Texas child care industry. Providers may use these funds in a variety of ways to support their program’s operating costs. These are one-time funds available through federal child care stimulus dollars. The funds intend to help child care providers address the impacts of COVID. Awarding of funds will go to regulated child care centers and homes beginning…

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TSC Helps Those In Need With Career Training

TSC receives its first Self Sufficiency Fund Grant by the TWC during a recent ceremony at the TSC ITEC Center. Pictured are TSC Board of Trustee Alejandra Aldrete, TSC Board of Trustee and past Board Chair Adela Garza, TWC Director for Outreach and Employer Initiatives Mary York, and TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez. (photo TSC)

Families facing financial hardships can now access required construction trade skills training for employment at Texas Southmost College. Funding for the training comes from the Texas Workforce Commission via a $351,794 Self Sufficiency Fund Grant. The grant will help provide training in welding, plumbing, insulation, scaffolding, forklift driving and electrical work. The grant, the first of its kind for TSC, will allow the college to provide training to adult Temporary…

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TWC Assists With Child Care

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The Texas Workforce Commission is now providing extra help to the service industry. TWC is providing 12 months of free child care to low-income parents who are also employees in this industry. TWC has an existing child care subsidy program to assist low-wage workers in paying for the cost of child care. The new Service Industry Recovery program will use federal funds to provide an extra focus on service industry…

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TSC Gives Local Students STEM Super Powers

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Texas Southmost College is the recipient of $100,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission to host a summer youth camp, STEM Superheroes. The free, virtual three-track camp is for Valley students in grades 9-12 and will begin this month.  “The purpose of these camps is to promote high-skill, high-demand jobs in STEM fields,” said TSC Dean of STEM and Career Technology Education Murad Abusalim. “Each student will have the chance to…

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TWC Funds Look to Increase Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission has proposed $5,000,000 to Registered Apprenticeship Funds for FY 2021. Proposed funds require approval of the commission along with the FY 2021 operating budget. “The Registered Apprenticeship Training Program is one of the many programs providing Texans with options to improve their future and our overall Texas economy,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Employers create a pipeline of workers who have the exact skills their businesses need to grow and be…

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