Free Training

DCCCD grant-funded training programs include:


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Target audience: Small business owners

Goldman Sachs 10ksb logoIn Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, owners of small businesses will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Small business owner or small business co-owner
  • Business in operation for at least two years
  • Business revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
  • Business with a minimum of four employees (including the owner)
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WorkReadyU

Target audience: Those age 16 or older who need basic skills for work

WorkReadyU is an adult education program that will teach you the skills you need for college or career success. Free classes help you:
  • improve math, English, and reading and writing skills
  • improve interviewing, time management and other workforce skills
  • earn a high school equivalency (GED)

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least 16 years old and unable to read, write and/or speak English, or
  • At least 16 years old and cannot pass one or more parts of the TSI (Texas Success Initiative Assessment). 

Find out more about WorkReadyU.
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Project OnRamp

Target audience: Certified Nurse Aides

Current Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) can train at no cost to become Patient Care Technicians, with the opportunity to continue training to become medical assistants or insurance billers and coders. The program provides up to 184 hours of classroom instruction with completion in less than six months. JP Morgan Chase is the district's partner.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the application form​ (PDF - 245KB)
  • Provide a copy of your Certified Nurse Aide license
  • Provide a copy of your CPR card, if you have one
  • Provide proof of all required immunizations​
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screening for employment
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Find out more about Project OnRamp.
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Skills for Small Business

Target audience: Employees of small businesses

DCCCD offers the Skills for Small Business (SSB) program to provide training for small, private businesses in the area. Participating business partners can select training courses for their new and/or existing employees that will contribute to the enhancement of their businesses’ operations.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a private business
  • Employ at least one and not more than 99 individuals companywide
  • Be financially stable
  • Be liable to pay unemployment insurance contributions to TWC and be in compliance with the reporting and payment requirements

Find out about Skills for Small Business.
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