About $2,000 will be made available per qualifying participant. Eligible industries for the grant include, but are not limited to, medical and healthcare, critical manufacturing, telecommunications, hospitality, information technology systems, financial, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater. Funding for this grant is $287,500. The Skills Development Fund grant will provide money for training in response to the direct needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Training targets business partners retooling business processes to respond to the need of COVID-19 related necessities, as well as those businesses that are retooling to provide continuing employment to employees. “It’s super important for our business and industry partners because it’s allowing employees to upskill. It’s allowing them to gain new knowledge and skills that they’ve been forced to learn due to the changes that have come on quickly to the workplace,” said Community and News Education Department Executive Director Mendy Sharp.
Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson joined the ceremony remotely by Zoom from Austin, Texas, to make the check presentation to Texarkana College on Tuesday. Officials said JET grant funds will enable students to develop and master patient care skills in a safe, professional classroom and laboratory setting. Funding for this grant is $187,499.
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