Thomson Reuters Applications Inc. Partners with Brookhaven College for $455,400 Job-Training Grant

Date: Sept. 13, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ Thomson Reuters Applications Inc. has partnered with Brookhaven College to provide job training using a $455,400 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from TWC’s Flickr page.

“This partnership focuses on specialized IT skills training needed to support this high-demand industry in the Greater Dallas area,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “This investment benefits employers, citizens, and communities, and contributes to keeping Texas the best state in the country for business.”

This grant will be used to provide custom training to 245 new and incumbent workers in the IT industry, which is targeted by the state and the Dallas Workforce Development Board to expand its capacity to develop curriculum. The newly developed curriculum will benefit other IT businesses in the area, as well as other colleges. Trainees will include administrative assistants, website developers, business operations analysts and project managers. Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average hourly wage of $44.46.

 “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.”

Brookhaven College contact: Associate Vice President of Workforce and Continuing Education Vernon Hawkins, 972-860-4221 or vhawkins@dcccd.edu

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