Partnering with St. David’s Healthcare and Austin Community College, HCA will embark on a custom training program funded by a $458,419 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
The high skills training provided to employees in HCA and St. David’s facilities of El Paso, Round Rock, Austin and Georgetown focuses on improving performance of new and incumbent nurses and technicians.
The goal of the program is to refine career paths for the 255 trainees while increasing the capacity for allied health training at ACC.
Based on their status, trainees will be positioned to earn between $20.32 and $63.47 per hour on completion of the program.
“Preserving and enhancing the pipeline of highly skilled healthcare workers is extremely important for the future of our region,” says Dr. Kathy Walton, executive director of ACC’s Corporate Training Solutions. “ACC works with employers to upgrade the skill sets of their employees, helping ensure the quality of care in Central Texas.”
ACC’s Corporate Training Solutions specializes in delivering customized high quality training strategies building on employee performance and productivity skills in local, national and international businesses.
The annual Skills Development Fund grant under the Texas Workforce Commission has provided more than 266,000 job upgrades since 1996.
“Our Skills Development Fund grants serve everyone well,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “Workers get the specialized training they need and the communities benefit from a more highly skilled workforce.”