Tag Archives: Julian Alvarez

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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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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TWC Grant Provides RGV Students New Opportunities

TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez, center, awards VIDA and its students a $350,000 state grant.

A year ago, Delyssa Gonzalez was working as a home health provider in Brownsville. At the time, employment opportunities looked to be limited. Where Gonzalez is at the present time – training to be an electrician – is unimaginable compared to where she was. It’s a story she told in brief form in front of a crowd recently at the administrative offices of the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement.…

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STC Receives $287,500 Job-Training Grant

Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez III presents South Texas College with a Skills Development Fund grant to keep local, regional and state economies moving forward.

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded South Texas College a $287,500 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley area. “Skills Development Fund Grants are a key tool we use to make sure Texans have the skills to be competitive,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “This grant will allow South Texas College to train local workers and ensure our labor force remains among the…

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TWC Grant Benefits Local Advanced Skills Training

TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide $332,042 in funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in the advanced manufacturing industry.

A recent $332,042 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to South Texas College will continue to provide customized training to the workforce for local industry partners. TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in advanced manufacturing. “We are committed to fostering long-term sustained economic growth by providing superior workforce training programs to local business and industry partners,” said South Texas College Associate Dean of…

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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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Grants Fund Numerous Partnerships, Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission presents more than $300,000 in grant funding to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board. The funds support projects in the board's partnership with STC, Edinburg EDC and Pharr EDC. (photo STC)

With more than $300,000 in funding, South Texas College is partnering with local workforce agencies and municipalities to bring numerous education and training opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board now has more than $300,000 in grant funding from the Texas Workforce Commission. The board is in now in a partnership with STC, Edinburg Economic Development and Pharr Economic Development. Earlier this month,…

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INNO Highlights Impact of Future Workforce

South Texas College held its sixth annual INNO Conference dedicated to the discussion of preparing students for the workforce and jobs of the future. (photo STC)

It is urgent students are ready for jobs of the future. According to those speaking at INNO at STC, now more than ever, college graduates with real-world experience are needed for even the most entry level of jobs. Last week, INNO, STC’s sixth annual Binational Innovation Conference, welcomed those in industry, education and economic development. Each brought information focused on innovation as well as the impact of students on the…

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