Several funding measures approved by Austin officials May 18 will send around $2 million toward workforce development, child care and early childhood education in Central Texas.

Three contracts totaling $1.85 million will go toward education for aspiring medical workers and training and supporting local child care staff. The items include:

  • $1 million to Workforce Solutions Capital Area for child care worker stipends centered on employees in programs serving children on financial scholarships
  • $500,000 to Capital IDEA for workforce development services for low-income health care students, including eight pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing and five seeking to become licensed dental hygienists
  • $351,270 to Together4Children for workforce development training for child care workers

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