Located in the twin cities of Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas, training grants are available from both states.

Whether your company needs employees trained in basic skills or something highly specialized such as advanced manufacturing techniques, these grant programs can help you work with Texarkana College to develop a training program that will address your workforce development needs.

Arkansas Existing Workforce Training Program

The Existing Workforce Training Program (EWTP) provides financial assistance to Arkansas’s eligible businesses for upgrading the skills of the existing workforce to adapt to new or altered technologies and/or acquire new skills needed to remain competitive and economically viable. Training is for full-time, permanent employees or those enrolled at an Arkansas institution. Reimbursements are calculated according to a set of scoring criteria. Learn more about this program and others at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Texas Skills Development Fund

The Skills Development Fund is Texas’ premier job-training program providing local customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The Texas Workforce Commission administers funding for the program. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners. Learn more at the Texas Workforce Commission.