AUSTIN – Texoma Medical Center has partnered with Grayson County College in Denison to provide job training using a $377,512 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The grant will be used to train workers for 336 new or upgraded positions. Upon completion of training, workers will fill positions such as registered nurses, patient care technicians and financial counselors. They will receive an average hourly wage of $22.89.
“I am impressed with the training programs taking place using this grant,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar.
“The number of Texans working in these jobs earning competitive wages will be a great economic boost for the Texoma area.”
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, Skills Development Fund grants created or upgraded 19,689 jobs, which paid an average hourly wage of $24.29. These grants assisted 148 Texas employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature appropriated $50 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2008-09 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC Web site at: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/sdfintro.html.