Richland College’s Garland campus received a Skill Development fund grant for $804,845 from the Texas Work Force Commission (TWC). The signing ceremony took place April 13. The grant will be used by the Garland campus to create or update 430 jobs at nine Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) companies.
“Richland College Garland Campus appreciates the ongoing confidence that the Texas Workforce Commission and area manufacturers place in us,” said Richland College President Dr. Kay Eggleston. “We remain ready to anticipate and exceed expectations in training delivery for these business partners and other business partners in our Garland community and beyond.”
Paul Mayer, the CEO of the Garland Chamber of Commerce as well as the DCMA, also spoke at the ceremony saying, “Garland is extremely proud to be a manufacturing community.”
The grant will support training in the area of software design providing students with the opportunity to be hired by companies like AutoCAD, ARC Flash, Lean Manufacturing, CPR, Microsoft Office, and Six Sigma Green Belt.