Job Training

Houston Community College System

Contract training through the Houston Community College (HCC) system provides custom-tailored programs for companies to assist in providing employees with the skills necessary to significantly increase productivity. Classes cover the topics you need, are available at the times you want them, can be taught as credit or noncredit classes, and can be delivered in state-of-the-art classrooms. Training can even be done on-site at your facility. Contract training represents a cost-effective way to ensure that your employees stay abreast of changes in technology and the latest developments in your industry through hands-on, results-oriented instruction.

Smart Jobs Fund

The Smart Jobs Fund is administered through the Texas Department of Economic Development and Tourism and provides funds for training. The program gives priority to the creation and retention of family wage jobs and focus on employers in industries that promote high-skill, high-wage jobs in high-technology areas and on-demand occupations that provide those jobs. To receive a grant, the employer must certify that trainees will have jobs at the completion of their training and that their wages will be at the levels specified in the law.

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) provides assistance to small Texas manufacturers seeking to upgrade their operations to become more globally competitive. TMAC field engineers operate out of offices located around the state and provide hands-on assistance to companies. After initial contact, a TMAC field engineer performs an assessment and makes confidential recommendations to company management. This assessment results in the development of an assistance plan designed to improve the manufacturer's bottom line. The field engineer then draws from a number of public and private resources to implement the changes.

Texas Skills Development Fund

The Texas Skills Development Fund is designed to finance customized job training for business and industry. Grants are awarded to public junior, community, and technical colleges for local job training needs. The fund will underwrite training for specific skills for workers who will be hired by the participating businesses. The fund will provide training for new jobs created through business expansion or relocation. Funds are not available to provide training for an employer who relocates from one place in Texas to another. Funds may be combined as part of a work force development package to facilitate business relocation or expansion.