Richland College receives TWC grant to train IT employees

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March 19, 2018
Richland College receives TWC grant to train IT employees
The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Richland College a $523,089 Skills Development Fund grant to train 197 IT employees.

Training under the grant includes business technical, general technical and non-technical training in subjects ranging from specific software applications to accounting to customer service and more. In addition to training incumbent employees, this grant will add 21 new jobs to the IT Consortium companies, consisting of Richardson employers Argo Data Resource, Inc., a financial and healthcare software company; GXA Network Solutions, an IT help support company; and the Wilkins Group, a telecommunication support company.

“We’re thrilled that connections made through Chamber helped bring together Richardson businesses with this highly technical training,” said Richardson Chamber President Bill Sproull. “We’re proud of Richland College’s partnership in preparing our workforce for the valuable technical opportunities we continue to attract to Richardson.”

“We are very thankful for the continued partnership between Richland College and the Texas Workforce Commission,” said Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker.

“During the past several years, their combined efforts have created millions of dollars in training opportunities for Richardson businesses, and this latest investment will serve as another prime example we will use to retain and attract jobs to our Telecom Corridor® area.”

Upon completion of this training, Richland College hopes to continue working with the Texas Workforce Commission to receive additional Skills Development Fund grants to offer training opportunities to additional Richardson-based IT businesses every six months.