About Us

​​​The mission of the Dallas College Garland Center is teaching, learning and community building. We partner with the Garland Chamber of Commerce to promote business growth and further the vibrant economy of Garland through education and training of a skilled workforce. Career-related education, training and services are the focus of the Garland Center.

Quick Facts

We are proud of having provided training to employees in the cities of Plano, Richardson, Garland and for Dallas County.

3,300+Manufacturing Workers Trained
$5MGrants Awarded
500+Machine Shop Graduates

Our Focus

The Garland Center provides lifelong learning opportunities to meet the dynamic demands of a rapidly changing economy and workforce.

  • Providing non-credit skilled labor workforce training and economic development to grow, attract and retain the talent pipeline.
  • Advancing the Garland region's manufacturing sector and its Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association’s success and global competitiveness.
  • Fast-track training for in-demand occupations for immediate employment supported by Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and Texas Workforce Commission.

What We Do

The Garland Center provides lifelong learning opportunities to meet the dynamic demands of a rapidly changing economy and workforce.

 
 

Workforce Training

jobs that pay more than minimum wage.

 

Corporate Services

Customized, flexible training solutions.

 

South Dallas Training Center

Short-term, fast-track training.

Where Our Students Have Been Hired

Our students have successfully found jobs after completing on-site Garland Center Workforce Training Programs.

Richland College City of Garland George W. Bush Presidential Center Perot Museum of Nature and Science Karlee Micropac SLS Powell Van-Rob M&M Shape Kelly Jeld Wen DAP Mapei Amazon Interceramic Raytheon Heinz Unity Kraft Deluxe Raging Wire Arrow MCC Tooling Atlantic Food Bars precision Nova Double E Company AllSurface Metals4U Express Wasserstrom

Meet Our Team

We are all about connections. Call or email us to get the conversation started.

 

Konley Kelley

  • Director of Community Engagement, Outreach and Recruitment

Celes Oppedahl

  • Dean, Student Services - Workforce Development

Enmanuel Romero

  • Director, Community Programs

Gina Becerra

  • Program Services Specialist

Bilen Dimiru

  • Coordinator, Workforce Development

Cindell Glapion

  • Program Services Specialist

Shellie Heard

  • Dean, Resource Development

Joyceline Smith

  • Administrative Clerk, Workforce Training

Juan Gomez

  • Career Coach, Adult Education & Literacy

Kimberly Wilkins

  • Associate Dean, Workforce Development – Skills Development Fund Grants

Kevin Cheek

  • Program Director, Career and Continuing Education

Ricardo Guerrero

  • Coordinator, Grants Management Services