NCTC recently received a $2.1 million grant through North Central Texas Workforce Solutions aimed at assisting the long-term unemployed. The grant is designed to retrain educated workers in high demand, advanced technological fields for which area employers are seeking qualified workers.
The H1B Grant pays full tuition for the following Advanced Technology Programs: CISCO CCNA Certification preparation, Server Support Program, Help Desk Program, Network + and Security + Certification preparation, and several online-only certificate preparation training classes.
“Successfully completing this training provides each trainee the opportunity to enhance their resume by adding this current, high demand, technology knowledge to their attained education history,” said H1B Grant coordinator, Michael Hake. “Also, each H1B Grant course completer gets a voucher that will cover the cost of an industry certification test in their area of study. The H1B Grant also provides all the trainees reemployment support upon successful program completion.”
To be eligible for this grant, you must possess at least an Associate’s Degree, with six years of experience in a STEM field, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, or possess a Bachelor’s Degree, with four years of experience in a STEM field.
You must also be considered a “long-term” unemployed person, 27 weeks or more, pass a criminal background check, and pass TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education.)
“The intent of the H1B Grant is to provide significant support for those people enduring the trials of long-term unemployment to help them come back into the workplace in a high demand job that will benefit them, their families, and the community in which they live,” said Hake.
To apply for this grant, visit the grant website at http://www.nctc.edu/H1BGrant and fill out a short information form. You can also call or email Michael Hake, the H1B Grant Coordinator at 972-899-8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.