The pandemic has presented difficult and unique challenges to businesses across Texas. As companies continue to adapt and transition, the need for upskilling and training remains vital to the future of the workforce in the state. Through the Skills for Small Business Grant, employers with less than 100 employees can receive training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses. It’s a program that is very easy for businesses to access.
Currently, there are still funds available for this exceptional opportunity and we want to ensure you and your community can benefit. A small business applies for the grant which provides:
– Up to $1,800 for tuition and fees per new hire; up to $900 for tuition and fees per incumbent employee (per 12-month period)
– Training for full-time, W-2 employees
– Training selected from courses offered by a Texas public community or technical college or the Texas Engineering Extension Service
– Employers must meet wage parameters based on the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant
We encourage you to share the information above with your business community and membership network. For more information, please email Skillsforsmallbusiness@twc.texas.gov or contact the Skills for Small Business
Program Manager at Matt.Sniadecki@twc.state.tx.us.
Please note: For businesses with 100 or more employees, the Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available for employers interested in upskilling their workforce. For more information, please visit our
webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.