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Release Date Jan. 30

Texas Workforce Commission Fund

DALLAS – The Texas Workforce Commission presented Brookhaven College with a $218,999 grant to provide training for Air System Components, Inc. at a small reception Jan. 22. The grant is funded through the TWC’s Skills Development Fund, which supports customized training programs designed to add new jobs and improve job skills for incumbent workers.

“Community colleges are in a unique position in being able quickly to adapt to the training needs of our local businesses,” said Richard D. McCrary, Ed.D., executive vice president and chief instructional officer. “These grants allow us to create customized, high quality training programs specific to our corporate partners. This particular grant will create jobs and support better jobs for more than 200 employees.”

Since the Skills Development Fund’s inception in 1996, Brookhaven College has received 13 grants in partnership with a variety of businesses throughout the area. Brookhaven College’s most recent Skills Development Fund grants came in 2007 in partnership with Source Inc. for $272,196, and in 2006 with Jefferson Physician Group, P.A. for $550,000.

ASC is a Richardson-based, market-leading supplier of heating, air conditioning and ventilation system components for commercial and residential applications. The grant will fund training programs for ASC to upgrade employee computer skills, deliver HVAC industry-specific training, develop current and future managers and improve job related skills for employees.

In fiscal year 2008, the TWC awarded 41 grants totaling more than $22 million in support of customized, high quality training for 148 business, which generated 7,984 new jobs and upgraded the skills of 11,705 workers. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC Web site at www.texasworkforce.org.

Brookhaven College offers associate degrees and certificates for college credit along with noncredit programs for workforce training and continuing education and is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution. The college is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. For additional information about the college and its programs, go to www.BrookhavenCollege.edu.




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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

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