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CCCCD Receives $563,856 Workforce Grant


Sept. 24, 2004--Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) has received a $563,856 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to train employees of six local companies that use advanced technologies in the manufacturing or delivery of their products and/or services. The 12-month training program begins in September and provides computer applications, leadership development and project management skills to 565 employees.

According to Sam Roach, chair of the CCCCD board of trustees, “The marketplace is tough right now, and companies are looking for advantages to remain competitive. Through grants, we are bringing training and tools to the area to further stimulate economic growth.”

The companies who will benefit from training include Alliance Systems, Applied Concepts, Informatics and MetaSolv Software in Plano, EADS Telecom in Frisco, and Sanden International in Wylie.

This is the fifth grant from the Texas workforce Commission, totaling nearly $5 million, that CCCCD has received to train and assist employees in local companies. The training has benefited more than 3,700 employees of many different companies from throughout Collin County, including those from Allen, Farmersville, McKinney, Richardson and Rockwall.

“These are very competitive grants, and we have worked very hard to bring these opportunities to the employees of Collin County,” said Cary Israel, president of CCCCD. “This is the fifth workforce development grant we have received. With state funding scarce, these grants help us keep our promise to the community to offer the highest quality education at an affordable cost.”

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.