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Workforce Solutions Capital Area can help you secure funds for employee training.
To help employers get the skilled workers they need, WFS Capital Area can fund on-the-job training for eligible individuals. The new hires will learn job skills while working full-time.
Pending eligibility, we can reimburse the employer for up to 50 percent of the new hire’s salary for up to six months. Interested employers must commit to hiring and retaining the individuals who successfully complete their training programs.
For more information, please contact Business Solutions.
WFS Capital Area’s Subsidized Employment program can reimburse your company 50% or more on straight-time wages for 8 weeks. The employment may be part time, less than 30 hours per week or full-time, up to 40 hours per week.
The Skills Development Fund (SDF) assists employers by financing the design and implementation of customized job training projects. The SDF successfully merges business needs and local customized training opportunities into a winning formula to increase the skills levels and wages of the Texas workforce.
To apply for an SDF grant, administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, a private business, consortium of businesses or trade union must identify a training need and partner with a public community or technical college or the Texas Engineering Extension Service to address those specific needs. College partners work with businesses to submit proposals, develop curricula and conduct training. The SDF grant pays for the training, the college administers the grant, and businesses create new jobs and improve the skills of their current workers.
Eligible Travis County grant recipients must coordinate with the Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board in the development and design of the customized training project. Applicants are required to have their local Workforce Board review and comment on proposals prior to submission.
If you are interested in applying for a Skills Development Fund in the Capital Area and would like more information, please contact Tiffany Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.597.7129.
As a part of the Skills Development Fund, the Skills for Small Business Program assists employers with less than 100 employees by financing training for full-time employees. Training through the Skills for Small Business program increases business competitiveness, upgrades the skill of current employees and prepares newly hired employees for job requirements.
Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business Program, up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund is dedicated to the backbone of Texas's business community - our small employers. Small businesses can apply directly to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees.
This exceptional opportunity is in conjunction with the Governor's Small Business Forums. It supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers. It has the additional ability to upgrade the skills of incumbent works.
For assistance, contact TWC Workforce Business Services staff at (877) 463-1777 or e-mail TWC Workforce Business Services.
The Self-Sufficiency Fund Program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the development and implementation of customized job training projects for new and current workers. Self-Sufficiency Fund grants deliver businesses customized training solutions that support workforce hiring efforts and skills upgrading for current workers.
The goal of the Self-Sufficiency Fund is to assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or a parent, including a noncustodial parent whose annual wages are at or below $37,000 to obtain training, get jobs, and become independent of government financial assistance.
To be considered for a grant, the private business, business consortium or trade union must:
Self-Sufficiency Fund grants for projects serving a single business may be limited to $500,000. Tuition, curriculum development, instructor fees and training materials can be included in the grant. Support services such as transportation, childcare, and other work-related expenses for training participants are also eligible costs. Grants are typically 12 months in duration.
Quality training projects will align with legislative direction and match business needs with innovative training solutions. Collaboration between businesses, Local Workforce Development Boards, and training partners is required. Criteria considered in making funding recommendations include:
For more information on the Self-Sufficiency Fund, including the Proposal Submission Packet and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit http://www.twc.state.tx.us.
For further assistance, email customized training solutions or call 512.463.8844.
The fidelity bonding service helps at-risk job applicants get and keep a job. TWC and the Workforce Development Boards offer free fidelity bonding services to reduce employers’ concerns about hiring at-risk job applicants who cannot be bonded through other sources. For this bonding, Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company issues an insurance policy that protects the employer against employee acts of dishonesty such as larceny, embezzlement, and theft.
The bond will be mailed to the employer and is issued for six months. After that, employers may purchase a transfer bond for an additional six months at the insurance company’s discretion. Eventually, the employee may become permanently bondable.
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