The Methodist Hospital System Partners with Houston Community College for $902,965 Job-Training Grant
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/28/2013, 1:44 p.m. | Updated on 2/28/2013, 1:44 p.m.
The Methodist Hospital System has partnered with Houston Community College (HCC) to provide job training using a $902,965 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used to custom train 2,179 new and incumbent workers to increase skills, support state-required certifications and facilitate career advancement opportunities for trainees. Those trained will include registered nurses, patient care assistants and pharmacists. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $36.63. TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar will present a check to HCC Acting Chancellor Renee Byas and representatives from The Methodist Hospital System at a 1 p.m. ceremony to be held in the Atrium of the HCC Coleman College, located at 1900 Pressler St. in Houston. The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.