The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) offers funding for small businesses as way to supplement their talent development efforts. The Skills for Small Business Program is an opportunity for small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) to train new workers and upgrade the skills of current workers. The initiative is implemented by TWC to address the training needs of small enterprises in Texas. The program provides up to $1,800 per newly hired employee and up to $900 per existing employee to cover training fees and tuition. Small businesses must apply for program funding. For more information, please click here.
Once approved, small businesses apply the funds for training and courses offered by their local community college, technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service. Through this program, businesses obtain funding to develop their workforce. Training and courses vary and can include everything from soft skills and customer service, to engineering and emerging technology, trades, and health professions. It is also important to note that local colleges will often times develop the specific training/course to meet a company’s needs.
If your company has participated in the Skills for Small Business Program, we would love to hear about your experience. Please contact Amy Mizcles, vice president of community enhancement, to share your feedback.