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About the Skills for Small Business Program


photo of a floristWhat’s Being Offered?

The Skills for Small Business (SSB) program provides training for small, private businesses in the local 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.

The program covers tuition and fees for courses provided by the colleges of DCCCD, up to:

  • $1,450 for new employees and
  • $725 for existing employees

See a list of available workforce training courses offered by the colleges.

Why Is This Program Being Offered?

DCCCD was awarded a grant to fund “scholarships” to small businesses by the Texas Workforce Commission. The idea behind the program is to provide performance solutions that will assist small businesses to succeed — thus boosting the Texas economy.

Is My Business Eligible?

To participate in the SSB program, a business must:

  • 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

When Should I Apply?

Funding is available now, but resources are limited. Don’t miss out on this opportunity — apply today! 

For More Information

Visit the Texas Workforce Commission website for:

or contact a DCCCD workforce solutions specialist for assistance.