With over 123,000 students attending courses at seven campuses, the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is one of the largest community college systems in the state. DCCCD offers both general and customized training to meet employers’ needs for training, re-training, industry-specific certifications or basic skills like GED or ESL. Needs assessment and programs can be offered at the job site with flexible scheduling for employees and some programs are available at no cost to the employers. Visit https://workforce.dcccd.edu/training/pages/default.aspx#free for more program information.
DCCCD also serves as the area lead education agency for many apprenticeship programs. Overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor (or a related state agency), registered apprenticeships are high-quality, work-based education and training arrangements that must meet rigorous national standards. In these paid positions, apprentices must work 40 hours a week and receive a minimum of 2,000 on-the-job training hours. For more information on how to create an apprenticeship program at your business: https://workforce.dcccd.edu/talent/pages/apprenticeship.aspx
Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is also training and certifying workers through its Career and Technical Education programs, with students earning more than 4,600 certifications in varied topics like QuickBooks, Registered Dental Assisting and Powered Industrial Trucks. DISD also includes 50 National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academies serving 9,000 students. NAF academies create a learning environment that includes STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. For more information: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/3372