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DALLAS—Thomson Reuters Applications, Inc. and Brookhaven College are partners in a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, which will total $910,800 over two years. The formal check presentation for the first year of the grant, an investment of $455,400 for training for Thomson Reuters employees, was Sept. 12.

Brookhaven College will develop customized business operations and technical curriculum to train Thomson Reuters employees. The training will support 245 new and incumbent workers at Thomson Reuters for the first year and almost 500 employees over the two-year life of the grant.

The training provided by the grant will serve the community by supplying highly-skilled workers to meet the needs of employers and providing those workers with increased opportunities and earning potential. Positions designated to receive the training include administrative assistants, website developers, business operations analysts and project managers.

Ruth R. Hughs, TWC chair and Commissioner Representing Employers, was quoted in a release from the TWC as saying, "This partnership focuses on specialized IT skills training needed to support this high-demand industry in the Greater Dallas area. This investment benefits employers, citizens, and communities, and contributes to keeping Texas the best state in the country for business."

The training partnership with Thomson Reuters illustrates Brookhaven College's continued commitment to supporting the community and local businesses. Since 2013, the college has been awarded more than $2.3 million in Skills Development Fund grants for training with various partners in manufacturing, electrical contracting and technology.