Skills Development Fund

Gain access to grants through the Skills Development Fund for worker training in Georgetown

1. Covid19 Skills Development Fund grant

XYCarb received approximately $16,500 and trained 11 employees through the Covid19 Skills Development Fund grant awarded through Austin Regional Manufacturing Association (ARMA)/Capital Area Workforce Board in 2020.

2. Manufacturing Consortium grant

AirBorn participated in the Manufacturing Consortium grant in 2020. Austin Community College (ACC) provided 2,620 hours of training valued at $77,500 to train assemblers and industrial engineering technicians at no cost to AirBorn. Some of the classes included Blueprint Reading, Electromechanical Systems, Fundamentals of Pneumatics & Schematics, Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word, and Safety in the Manufacturing Environment.

3. Pursuit of Advanced Training in High-Demand Skills (PATHS) For Texas

PATHS is a statewide initiative currently available at no cost to businesses to train employees.  It is funded by the Walmart Foundation and is aimed at upskilling job seekers and workers in frontline retail and other customer-facing positions to achieve advancement and promotional success, enhance career progressions, and provide greater economic mobility. PATHS provides industry recognized training opportunities throughout Williamson County designed to meet the needs of businesses who want to provide training opportunities for employees and to job seekers who want to create and enhance career pathways for advancement opportunities.

Training opportunities include:

  • Retail Industry Fundamentals
  • Customer Conflict Prevention
  • Customer Sales & Service
  • Healthcare Careers
  • Information Technology Tracks
  • Industry Credentials

For more information, please contact:
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
Craig Henry, Business Solutions Consultant
(512) 244-2207 ext 1049

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