Texas Workforce Commission

06/12/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2024 11:41

TWC Awards $149,364 Training Grant to Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley and Local Partners

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley and local partners a $149,364 High Demand Job Training (HDJT) grant to prepare workers for long-term, in-demand careers in the industry.

"This grant will help train students for a career in the medical industry while tackling the critical demand for healthcare workers," said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Alberto Treviño III. "Community partnerships between education, employers, and workforce support pathways needed to prepare our future workforce."

Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley will use the grant in partnership with Pharr Economic Development Corporation and Rio Grande Valley College to help train 50 individuals for high-demand occupations as life scientists, occupational health and safety technicians, medical assistants, phlebotomists, and more.

Commissioner Treviño presented the award at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, and school staff at the Pharr ONE facility.

About HDJT:
The HDJT grant program is part of TWC's statewide effort to support collaboration between Workforce Development Boards and local economic development entities. These partnerships help create job training programs that prepare individuals across Texas communities for high-demand occupations. For more on this training program, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office or visit the High Demand Job Training Program webpage.


Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers, and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and its services in coordination with its local workforce development boards network, call 800-628-5115 or visit https://www.twc.texas.gov. Subscribe to email updates to receive notifications about TWC programs and services.