From staff reports
Training grants that focus on training young workers will be provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.
According to a news release, the grants, which will total up to $300,000, will heled young workers in skills development in areas of building and construction trades. It will include evidence framework to improve the measurement of success of the grant program.
The Texas Workforce Investment Council and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area partnered up to develop the framework for the program. Grant funding will help create incentives for grant applicants to identify program models that have a track record of effective outcomes.
The program will be targeted to people between the ages of 16 and 24 that aren’t currently engaged in school or “opportunity youth” workforce. Part of the importance of the program to evaluate it to ensure the TWC learns from the youth training projects, figuring out what works and making adjustments in real time.
The grants are designed to fill in-demand jobs in the building and construction industry, which is one of the strongest sectors of the economy of Texas.