Archive: September, 2016

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Sep2016
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has partnered with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions to launch the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Read More

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Sep2016
This week, Congress approved a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to provide temporary funding for the federal government through December 9. Read More

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Sep2016
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded 25 grants totaling $4,986,000 to public community and technical colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program. Read More

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Sep2016
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today over $20.4 million in contract awards to 14 national industry intermediaries and national equity partners to expand apprenticeship opportunities across the U.S. Read More

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Sep2016
There has been a flurry of activity on Perkins reauthorization since the overwhelmingly positive House vote last week. Read More

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Sep2016
On September 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act, by a vote of 405 to 5! Read More

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Sep2016
Republican state senators bolstered their case for a private school choice program Wednesday during a marathon hearing of the Senate Education Committee, debating not whether to help Texas families pay for private, religious or home school but how. Read More

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Sep2016
Detection of illicit drugs increased slightly both for general and ‘safety-sensitive’ workforce. Read More

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Sep2016
Texas A&M University is using a $5 million donation from Chevron Corp. to establish five engineering academies statewide, including one locally with Austin Community College, in order to meet the growing demand for graduates trained in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Read More

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Sep2016
In our recent study, Texas Needs the Workers, we found that the undocumented population is crucial to business operations across the state, especially in certain industries such as agriculture, construction, and various hospitality services. Read More

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