Tejas Research & Engineering receives funding through the Skills for Small Business Program available through a partnership between Lone Star College-Montgomery and the Texas Workforce Commission. Pictured reviewing curriculum are (l-r) Debra Weishan, PHR, human resource manager for Tejas Research & Engineering; Pat Chandler, interim continuing education director at LSC-Montgomery; and Kim Fox-Marchetti, PHR, trainer.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) dedicated $2 million to the Skills for Small Business initiative, a program now available through Lone Star College-Montgomery, to support local businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Thanks to a $20,000 contract allocated to Lone Star College, tuition and fees are available for full-time, permanent employees to be paid up to $1,450 for newly hired employees, and up to $725 for existing employees, per 12-month period.
With this program, small businesses can now offer current employees the chance to upgrade their skills, as well as train newly hired employees to better fulfill their new job requirements. Credit and continuing education courses, in both the classroom and online setting, are available to students.,
For more information, contact Pat Chandler, interim director of continuing education at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7220, or email Patricia.L.Chandler@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.