Teague Independent School District Receives $153,669 Dual Credit, Job-Training Grant

Date: June 6, 2019

Media Contact: Margaret Hession
Phone: 512-463-8942

AUSTIN ⎯ Teague Independent School District (ISD) will provide customized training and dual credit to students using a $153,669 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Heart of Texas.

“This grant enables Teague ISD to partner with Navarro College to offer students CTE courses in high demand occupations such as welding, cutting and soldering," said TWC Director - Office of Employer Initiatives Aaron Demerson. “The work being done at Teague ISD will establish a pipeline for future workers in this area.”

This grant will be used to support an existing Dual Credit Program at Teague ISD by purchasing new equipment. The funds will go towards the purchasing of welding equipment. Students will be able to earn their certificates in welding and iron working.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 356,744 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,356 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2018-19 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at www.texasworkforce.org/skills.

Teague ISD contact: Amanda Smith, 936-661-5062 or asmith@teagueisd.org

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