GOODWILL FORT WORTH TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
WHO: Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson; Goodwill Fort Worth President & CEO David Cox, Vice President of Workforce Development Romney Guy and Director of Education Programs Kristen Williams; as well as partner agency and staff members from Goodwill and Texas Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County and Texas Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas.
WHAT: Goodwill Fort Worth’s North Texas Institute for Career Development (NTI) in partnership with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and Workforce Solutions North Central Texas received a $115,074 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund Grant to train 55 workers through the Self Sufficiency Fund. Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson delivered the check during a special presentation.
The Self Sufficiency Fund provides grants for short-term training for in-demand occupations in the medical and IT fields for qualifying recipients. Recipients will earn industry top certifications through NTI, preparing them for a stable job in a growing field.
The Self Sufficiency Fund program assists adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and individuals earning less than $37,000 annually with a dependent child (custodial or non-custodial) NCP.
WHY: Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 25 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.