Grayson College Honored at Texas Workforce Conference
Article from North Texas e-News.
SHERMAN — Grayson College was honored at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held November 19 – 21 in Grapevine.
The College received a Partnership Award in recognition of its “work with employers and workers to meet the demands of a global economy by aligning skills with current and future workforce needs. Specifically, Grayson College was recognized for its partnership with the workforce system through Skills Development Fund Grants, Skills for Small Business, College Credit for Heroes, Adult Education and Literacy, and the Industry Intern (I2) Program.
Skills Development Fund Grants are awarded to local companies through Community Colleges in order to provide training to workers. Grayson College has been very successful at working with local companies to secure these grants for the region. In a recent 12-month period, the college was awarded five such grants. Skills for Small Business is an extension of the Skills Development Fund program that provides training grants to companies with 100 or fewer workers.
The College Credit for Heroes program allows community colleges to help US Veterans receive accelerated degrees by giving them credit for training they received while in the military. Grayson College helps Veterans receive accelerated credit for machining; industrial machinery mechanic; welding; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
Grayson College has operated the local Adult Education programs for several years. The Texas Workforce Commission recently became the State Agency in charge of those programs, and Grayson College is the local Adult Education and Literacy grant recipient.
The Industry Intern (I2) Program is partnership between the College, Denison Development Alliance, Denison Education Foundation, Denison Independent School District, Workforce Solutions Texoma, and several Denison-area industry partners. Paid internships provide a scholarship for industrial maintenance certification training, as well as a paid job with one of the manufacturing partners. Manufacturing partners include Champion Cooler, Ruiz Foods, Caterpillar, Texoma Industrial Insulation, ACS Manufacturing, Kwikset, and Denison Industries.
Dr. Jeremy McMillen, President of Grayson College received the award on behalf of the College, and remarked; “I am very proud of this recognition. This symbolizes that Grayson College and the area businesses, school districts and economic development entities are all working together to strengthen our community. I’m sincerely grateful for the Texas Workforce Commission’s investment in building our community.”
Ms Janie Bates, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Texoma said; “We are thrilled to see Grayson College receive this honor. We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership. Through the years, Grayson College has supported the Workforce and Economic Development efforts of the region, and has helped countless students receive the education needed for successful careers. It’s nice to see their hard work recognized.”
The Partnership Award “highlights the important work of community colleges and other entities integral to providing a skilled workforce,” and is given in two categories; Large/Urban, which was given to El Centro College in Dallas, and Small/Rural.
Article from North Texas e-News. SHERMAN — Grayson College was honored at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held November 19 – 21 in Grapevine. The College received a Partnership Award in recognition of its “work with employers and workers to meet the demands of a global economy by aligning skills with current and future workforce needs. […]
Grayson College’s Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) and the Texas Veterans Commission have teamed up to host the 2015 Veterans Benefits Expo on Thursday, March 19 from 8:30 – noon. Designed for veterans, their spouses and dependents, the event provides assistance and information about potential benefits available to them. The event takes place at The Bridge, located in the Student […]