North Central Texas College recently hosted a kick off with area employers and community partners for their TechHire grant. The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded the grant to North Central Texas College (NCTC) for over $3.99 million.
NCTC’s project called the North Texas TechHire Partnership: Creating IT and Advanced Manufacturing Careers for Disconnected Youth and Other Low-Wage Workers will be used to provide program participants with valuable training and work experiences in two high skill, well-paying industries—IT and advanced manufacturing.
NCTC has partnered with a total of 24 North Texas employers, business-related nonprofit organizations, education and training providers, and the workforce investment system to create the North Texas TechHire Partnership (NTTP). IT partners include TRCA, TEKsystems, BuzzClan LLC, Eon Consulting, and Cyber Defense Labs, Inc.
Some of the Advanced Manufacturing partners include Tri-Tex Cabinets, Empire Countertops, ESAB/Victor Technologies, Halsey Manufacturing, Red Rock Machine & Tool, TNT Electric, Inc., Southern Bleacher, Eikon, North Texas Chapter of National Tooling and Machining Association, and Senseability, Inc.
Additionally, NCTC is partnering with Workforce Solutions Texoma, Workforce Solutions North Texas, and Workforce Solutions North Central Texas.
The Denton Economic Development Corporation, Gainesville Economic Development Corporation, North Central Texas Small Business Development Center, Lewisville Chamber of Commerce, and Denton ISD Adult Education and Literacy will also be partners on this grant.
NCTC will scale its existing career and technical programs in IT and Advanced Manufacturing to provide training, including work experience opportunities, to participants. Participants will receive supportive services and assistance, including tuition assistance and career services.