$2 Million Available to Support Small Business Training Through Skills for Small Business Program
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program has announced $2 million in funding to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and small businesses. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees can apply to TWC for training offered by a local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). “TWC is proud to support the continued innovation and growth of the small businesses that form the backbone of our state economy through the Skills for Small Business program,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “Through Skills for Small Business, Texas employers can use the valuable, customized training offered through our community and technical college partners to quickly equip their workers with the skills needed to succeed.” Small businesses interested in training for their employees may be eligible to receive up to $1,800 to train new workers and up to $900 to train existing workers. The Skills for Small Business program provides state-funded training to businesses to meet their business needs, with an emphasis on training new workers or upgrading skills of incumbent workers.