Posted Date: 11/03/2020
Texas Workforce Commission Grant Provides $40,000 to River Road ISD
The Texas Workforce Commission has dedicated one million dollars to support collaborations between Workforce Development Boards (Boards) and Economic Development Corporations (EDC;s) to provide high demand occupational job training in local workforce areas.
“It was important for us to collaborate with the Texas Workforce Commission and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission in order to secure this funding for the school districts in our area” said Kevin Carter, President and CEO of the Amarillo EDC. “The development of Amarillo’s future workforce is one of our main priorities, and we are honored to play a role in the education of local students."
The High Demand Job Training Program is intended to support Boards in partnering with local EDC’s that use their local economic development sales taxes for high demand job training. To achieve that purpose, TWC wants to enable Boards to collaborate with local EDC’s and match their local economic development sales tax funds to jointly support the provision of such training.
“We believe that our students are the future of this community.” Richard Kelley, River Road ISD Superintendent ,stated. “This grant will allow us to enrich their education with job training programs that will teach them the skills needed to enter the workforce after graduation.”