Interested in learning on how you can assist your employees in upgrading their skills through skills development, apprenticeship, on-the-job training, literacy education, and other training programs for developing highly skilled and productive employees? If so, you've come to the right place!
Skills Development Fund
As a Texas employer, you are the focus of the Skills Development Fund. As an employer, you provide two things — a desire to collaborate with the other partners involved with the project and the commitment to see the project through to completion. Together, under the Skills Development Fund program, businesses gain a more highly trained workforce, workers upgrade their skills, and the Texas economy is strengthened.
The Self-Sufficiency Fund Program, administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), assists businesses by designing, financing and implementing customized job training programs in partnership with public community and technical colleges, a higher education extension service, community-based organizations for the creation of new jobs and/or the retraining of existing workforce. The goal of the Self-Sufficiency Fund is to assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or a parent, including a noncustodial parent whose annual wages are at or below $37,000 to obtain training, get jobs, and become independent of government financial assistance.
Apprenticeship Training Program
Apprenticeship is an attractive way to develop a highly skilled and productive workforce. Here are some examples of how your business can benefit:
- Employee skills are tailored to fit YOUR workplace
- Recruitment and retention of a highly qualified workforce
- A proven process for development of knowledge and skills imparted from experienced personnel to apprentices
- Employees trained in new technologies can share information with other staff, giving you a competitive edge
- Skills of a retiring workforce are retained through on-the-job mentoring
- Greater workforce competency and productivity
- Reduced turnover
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.
On-the-Job and Customized Training
On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Customized Training provide unique opportunities for participants who already possess some job-related skills and the knowledge to "learn as they earn". By participating in training as an employee, the participant not only acquires new skills and knowledge, but also receives the same wages and benefits as current employees in same or similar positions. The employer benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee.
To learn more about any of these programs and/or other Employer Services, please call your local WFS Business Service Representative today at (877) 687-1121 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.